New Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

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Currently, there are over 162 different centers in our facility directory within the state of New Hampshire for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

New Hampshire is small but well above its weight, with beautiful scenery and cosmopolitan towns. The long-distance Appalachian Trail passes through the county, and there are 1,900 km of hiking trails. Find your Zen on the water with a stand-up paddleboarding yoga lesson at Lake Winnipesaukee. Hampton Beach offers old-school seaside entertainment with its sweeping waves.

New Hampshire’s drug and alcohol abuse rates are consistently among the highest in the country. Both illicit and prescription drugs are widely abused throughout the Granite State. In 2008, New Hampshire ranked first in the nation for illicit drug use–and from 2010 to 2015, the state ranked third for drug overdoses. The number of overdoses spiked to 495 cases in 2016, which caused the state to rank second in the United States.

There is definitely a lot to love about New Hampshire, but drug addiction and alcohol misuse plague some places.

Opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, and prescription opioids form the largest drug threat in New Hampshire. The state ranks second in the nation for opioid-related overdoses and first for fentanyl-related deaths. In 2017 alone, more than 80% of all New Hampshire treatment centers admissions were related to one or more of these three drugs.

In addition to these troubling statistics, opioids are not the only problem in the state. Since 2002, the rates of alcohol dependency in New Hampshire have also been among the highest in the country. More than 60% of the population admits to drinking alcohol and 5% of those are alcohol addicted. Another 17% of adults in the state binge-drink regularly and 7% of the population are considered heavy drinkers.

Alcohol is not only problematic amongst adults in the state. Many minors in New Hampshire also actively drink alcohol. It is estimated that almost 15% of teenagers between 12 and 17 years old drink alcohol every month.

Many New Hampshire residents have gone to drug abuse treatment centers and this number seems to be growing every year. In 2015, almost 15% of the residents were admitted to treatment centers for alcohol abuse. In that same year, New Hampshire reached an all-time high for the number of people admitted to treatment centers in one day. In that single day, 8,164 residents were admitted to rehabilitation centers. Before this, the highest number was 6,702 people in 2013.

Worst Drugs in New Hampshire

  1. Cocaine is the drug most often associated with violent crimes in New Hampshire. In 2007, more than half of all drug offenses committed in the state were cocaine-related.
  2. Heroin abuse in New Hampshire is prevalent amongst young people. Those between the ages of 21 and 25 years old make up the largest group of those admitted to treatment centers for heroin abuse.
  3. Alcohol abuse in New Hampshire is also common among minors. Almost 15% of all teenagers between the age of 12 and 17 years old are actively drinking alcohol. In 2014, more than 7% of New Hampshire residents above the age of 12 were addicted to alcohol.
  4. While marijuana remains illegal in New Hampshire, 30% of residents between the ages of 18 and 25 years old make regular use of this illicit drug. From 2014 to 2015, 9% of the total New Hampshire teen population used marijuana.
  5. Prescription opioid abuse and dependency are common in New Hampshire. Slightly over 10% of all those between the ages of 18 and 25 years old admit to being dependent on prescription drugs. In the past two years, prescription drug-related overdoses increased by 100%.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Over 10% of minors in New Hampshire begin drinking before they turn 13 years old.
  2. In 2015 alone, more than a quarter of the total New Hampshire population was admitted into substance abuse treatment centers.
  3. Almost half of all those who are federally sentenced in New Hampshire are sentenced because of drug-related offenses.
  4. Between 2005 and 2006, New Hampshire ranked amongst the top for past-year drug dependency in two age groups: those between 12 and 17 years old as well as those between 18 and 25 years old.
  5. In New Hampshire, 18.61% of all deaths are caused by alcohol and/or drugs–almost six full points above the national average of 12.71%.
  6. Between 2010 and 2015, fentanyl-related deaths in New Hampshire increased by more than 1,600%.
  7. More than 19.5% of the New Hampshire population uses one or more illicit drugs. This number does not include those that illegally purchase and use prescription drugs.
  8. In 2007, more than 2,500 people in New Hampshire were brought into the Emergency Room for opioid-related causes.
  9. Over a quarter of all drug treatment admissions in New Hampshire are opioid-related.
  10. Every year, New Hampshire sees almost 500 drug-related overdoses.

Still Need Help Finding Treatment?

Whether you are looking for alcohol or the treatment of substance addiction in New Hampshire, you are in the right place. This at first seems like a daunting challenge: to figure out the program that is most detailed and specific. The right support journey can be a stressful and daunting experience for yourself or a loved one. We alleviate these barriers by working to help you find the best recovery services in New Hampshire. We know that making the decision sober is extremely difficult. With our supportive and caring experts, we make the rest as easy as possible. RehabNow.org will help you select the right choice for you or your beloved friend.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Ambetter for NH Healthy Families
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • DHHS Statewide Addiction Crisis. This hotline provides information and resources on all types of substance abuse: 1-844-11-4357.
  • 2-1-1 NH. A 24/7 free addiction recovery hotline offering support and information on drug recovery and treatment: 2-1-1.
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