New Hampshire has the second-highest rate of opioid-related deaths in the nation, and more than double the national average. The number of drug overdose deaths tripled from 2012 to 2016. Since then, New Hampshire has been focused on battling this raging epidemic and attempting to save those struggling with addiction.
In 2018, New Hampshire received nearly $40 million in federal funding to put toward combating drug and alcohol abuse.
Some of these funds were used to:
- increase access to substance abuse treatment
- make medication-assisted treatment (MAT) more accessible
- improve the quality of existing drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation programs
- increase awareness and prevention measures
- train individuals in crisis intervention techniques
Funding was also used to create scholarship programs and state-assisted payment options that can be used for those who are in need of treatment and financial assistance. Some substance abuse treatment facilities have in-house financing programs that cover the entire cost of treatment for those who meet specific criteria.
The following are some of the most up to date options for low-or free substance abuse treatment centers in New Hampshire.
*This list is ordered alphabetically
1-13. Families In Transition – New Horizons
Families In Transitions merged with New Horizon to create the largest homeless services organization in New Hampshire. This agency understands substance abuse infects every area of life, and often consequences span across a lifetime. The comprehensive, multi-dimensional treatment interventions offered here can help prevent relapse and maintain sobriety.
Lin’s Place provides a home for women who are in need of substance abuse treatment. This location also serves as a transitional living house for up to six months. Drug and alcohol treatment from Lin’s place is innovative and effective and offers assistance to those struggling with homelessness, co-occurring mental health issues, and several other areas affected by addiction.
Tirrell House is an all-male drug and alcohol rehabilitation residential location. The male residents are given resources, support, and tools while at Tirrell House to help obtain and maintain sobriety.
Willows Substance Use Treatment Center offers evidence-based IOP substance abuse treatment in an outpatient setting. The treatment is divided into two sections, the first being more intense and individually focuses. The second offers more group options and flexibility, while still maintaining structure and offering stability.
Transportation options and child care are provided to the Willow IOP clients.
FIT Housing offers a variety of housing options for families in recovery from substance abuse and homelessness.
Residential housing buildings in Manchester, Dover, Wolfeboro, and Concord provide short term housing for approximately 500 people nightly. Many families will live at one of four residential buildings for about 60 days until they move into a more permanent location.
Transitional housing is available for those seeking sustained sobriety and freedom from homelessness at the following locations:
- Family Place Resource Center and Shelter (only emergency family shelter in Manchester)
- Lowell Street Housing Program
- Transitional Housing units
- Recovery Housing
- Permanent Support Housing
- Permanent Affordable Housing
No one is denied substance abuse treatment due to inability to pay. Many services offered by Families In Transition – New Horizon are offered free of charge or low-cost for those in treatment.
Location and contact information:
122 Market St.
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
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14-18. Farnum Center
Farnum Center offers comprehensive drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation to clients. Services range based on need and location. Currently, Farnum has five different facilities that provide addiction treatment services.
Farnum Center location provides crisis stabilization, medical detox, and inpatient services to residents. Amenities include furnished, two-bedroom suites, private baths, field trips, and an in-house chef.
Farnum Outpatient Services Center is designed to give substance abuse counseling, MAT services, assessment, and intervention to those in need of drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Staff is certified and licensed to provide complete care for clients.
Webster Place can house up to 42 adult males in either private or semi-private rooms. During substance abuse rehabilitation at this location, recreational activities and hobbies are encouraged as a way to replace previous unhealthy activities. Residents are expected to maintain their own space and common areas. Outpatient services are available here as well.
Ray House is available to offer substance abuse treatment to 21 women in a comfortable environment. This location recently went through renovation from a $1 million grant and now offers additional recreationally based therapies to help residents maintain sobriety.
Farnum Transitional Living is offered between inpatient and home for women in need of additional services before returning to their community.
Services offered through Farnum are income-based and payment plans are available. Additional funding may be available for those who are unable to pay for treatment out of pocket. Some services are offered to residents free of charge.
Location and contact information:
140 Queen City Ave.
Manchester, New Hampshire 03103
19-20. Phoenix House of New England
At two locations in New Hampshire, Phoenix House offers residential and outpatient treatment options to individuals struggling with substance abuse. Staff members are licensed and certified in mental health or addiction treatment services.
Both locations offer an individualized care plan that is designed to meet their specific needs, in addition to substance abuse counseling. Some options include yoga, art, meditation, medication management, mental health care, fitness, and nutrition.
Dublin Residential offers drug and alcohol abuse treatment options for New Hampshire residents. A short-term program offers a medically supervised detox and substance abuse counseling while preparing each client for the transitional phase that will occur after becoming sober.
Keene Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services offers full-spectrum substance abuse treatment.
Some of the options available at Keene include:
- crisis care and stabilization
- detox with or without medication assistance
- residential treatment
- day treatment (partial hospitalization)
- intensive outpatient (IOP)
Phoenix House offers affordable payment options for those who do not have insurance coverage. Several different funding options are available that make substance abuse treatment affordable and sometimes of no cost to clients.
Location and contact information:
3 Pierce Rd.
Dublin, New Hampshire 03444
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