“Live free or die” is the state motto of New Hampshire, but if you’re caught in the cycle of addiction, breaking free might seem impossible. New Hampshire drug rehab programs can help you lead a life that’s free from drugs and alcohol, as long as you’re committed to getting clean and sober.
If you have any of the hallmark signs of addiction, you may need detox and rehab:
- A compulsive need to keep using alcohol or drugs, even though you’re aware that they’re destroying your life
- A tolerance to drugs or alcohol — or the need to use more of a drug to experience the same pleasurable sensations
- Physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to quit on your own
- Repeated relapses into drug use, even after you’ve resolved to stop once and for all
By the time many addicts are ready to admit that they need help, they may feel that their situation is hopeless. But hope is available for any New Hampshire resident who’s dedicated to creating a new future through rehab.
Illicit Drug Use in New Hampshire
The state of New Hampshire is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and its cozy New England atmosphere. But New Hampshire has also been the target of international drug cartels. The Boston Herald reported in 2012 that a Mexican drug cartel had attempted to start a pipeline for the transportation of illicit drugs between Europe and New Hampshire. This illegal project came to a halt when investigators seized over 760 pounds of cocaine being shipped through the pipeline to the US.
Although you may not have daily contact with international drug lords, the effects of the drug trade have touched many of the state’s residents.
According to statistics from the Executive Office of the President of the United States, drugs killed 187 people in New Hampshire in 2007 to 2008, exceeding the national rate. In fact, more New Hampshire residents died from illicit drug abuse during that year than from motor vehicle accidents or firearms.
*Nonprofit Drug Rehab Centers in New Hampshire
The Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, a division of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, has a vision of eliminating the social and economic barriers that prevent the state’s low-income residents from obtaining treatment. With this goal in mind, the bureau supports programs such as:
- New Hampshire Access to Recovery (NH-ATR)
- Drugfree NH
- Friends of Recovery NH
- 12-step programs in New Hampshire (NH Alcoholics Anonymous, NH Al-Anon and NH Narcotics Anonymous)
Getting the Right Type of New Hampshire Addiction Treatment
You can increase your chances of maintaining long-lasting recovery when you start with the right level of rehab.
In order to help you choose the most effective services for your needs, an admissions counselor or therapist will evaluate you to determine how long you’ve been using, how much you’ve been using, and your level of medical and psychiatric stability. Your treatment team will then decide whether inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization, outpatient treatment or a community-based support group is the best option for you.