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Substance misuse is using drugs or alcohol in a way that harms you or that leads you to harm others. People misuse alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or over-the-counter drugs. Even using tobacco can be considered substance misuse and is harmful to your health. Drug or alcohol misuse can lead to dependence and addiction.

If you or someone you know has a substance use problem our highly trained Substance Use Services providers can connect you to the most appropriate level of care based on your individual needs. You'll receive compassionate, confidential screening, diagnosis and treatment from specialists committed to helping you achieve a full recovery.

Treatment Programs and Services

  • Assessment
  • Referral to inpatient therapy
  • Medicated Assisted Therapy (MAT)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Educational groups and support groups
  • Individual counseling
  • Impaired Driver Service Provider (IDSP)
  • Inpatient Hospital consultations
  • Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Wrap Services
  • Smoking cessation resources


To help you identify the most appropriate level of care for your situation, our licensed alcohol and drug counselors conduct a comprehensive assessment. You're assessed in person by a counselor.

Referral to Inpatient Therapy

If inpatient treatment is identified as the most appropriate level of care for you, our licensed alcohol and drug counselors will assist in referring you to an appropriate facility.

Medication Assisted Therapy

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) is the use of medications combined with counseling to treat addiction. Through our partnership with Riverbend Community Mental Health's Choices Addiction Recovery Services, we provide Medication Assisted Therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program

If you're age 17 or older and are seeking treatment for drug or alcohol misuse our intensive four-week Fresh Start program can help you. As a participant, you'll attend three-hour sessions, three times a week for five weeks. You'll be invited to bring family members or friends to sessions.

Continuing Care Group

If you've completed an Intensive Outpatient Program or inpatient treatment, you're eligible for this gender-based group focusing on relapse prevention education and skills. The group meets weekly for ten weeks.

Recovery Support Group

Once you've completed the continuing care group, you're eligible for our weekly recovery support group, where you'll focus on strengthening your recovery skills.

Support Groups

Treatment for drug or alcohol dependency usually includes attending support groups. Our Hospital is the host site to several community support groups focused on helping people impacted by substance misuse. The following groups meet monthly; meetings are held in our Substance Use Services classroom located on the fifth floor unless noted otherwise.

  • Al-Anon (Meets Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Meets Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm)
  • SMART Recovery (Meets Mondays, 12 - 1 pm)
  • Families Sharing Without Shame (Meets Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm in Pitman Family Conference Room located on the third floor of the Payson Center for Cancer Care)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (Meets Sundays 7 - 8:30 pm in Hayes Conference Room located on the first floor of the Payson Center for Cancer Care)

Individual Counseling

If you've been trying to stop using drugs or alcohol on your own and find it's too difficult, turn to our team of experts for quality counseling and care that will help you achieve sobriety.

Impaired Driver Service Provider

If you've been convicted of a DWI and need to choose an Impaired Driver Service Provider (IDSP), consider us. As a State of New Hampshire approved IDSP we can help you regain your driving privileges. Group and individual sessions are available with experts licensed in the field of drug and alcohol counseling.

Inpatient Consultations

If you're admitted to our Hospital and could benefit from assistance with a substance use problem, our Substance Use Services specialists will consult with you and your care team to identify the appropriate care for your specific situation.

Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program

If you're a pregnant woman with a substance use problem, our Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program, led by Dr. Rebecca Ewing, can offer you comprehensive addiction treatment including Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT), obstetric care, counseling and wrap-around services integrated into the medical care setting at Concord OB/GYN.

Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

If your baby is born with drug dependency, complementary therapies are available at no cost. Therapies include Reiki, live therapeutic music and aromatherapy. Newborns receiving the treatments often show reduced symptoms. When necessary, infants with NAS are also prescribed morphine to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal. Additionally, our Cuddler Program provides trained volunteers to support the work of our maternity nurses by providing extra sets of loving arms to hold and comfort babies experiencing NAS symptoms.

Smoking Cessation Resources

If you want to quit tobacco help is available.

NH Tobacco Help Line
1-800-Quit Now

Freedom From Smoking
1-800-LUNG-USA, option 2

QuitGuide is a free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become and stay smoke-free. New to QuitGuide is the ability to track cravings by time of day and location. Get inspirational messages for each craving you track, which keep you focused and motivated on your smoke-free journey.

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start is an intensive four-week outpatient alcohol and drug program for people age 17 or older. Three-hour sessions are held three times a week for five weeks. Family members and friends also are invited to participate in sessions once a week.

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Recovery Support Services

Get connected with local peer recovery support services for substance use disorders.


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