Federal Government Sending $35 Million to N.H.'s Statewide Addiction Treatment Program

Jun 20, 2019

 

New Hampshire will receive $35.2 million to help fund nine regional Doorways and other addiction treatment efforts.
Credit Sara Plourde / New Hampshire Public Radio

New Hampshire is getting over $35 million in federal funds this year to tackle the opioid crisis.

The money is the second installment of a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) aimed at improving treatment and recovery services across the state.

Scroll down to read the proposal approved by the Executive Council this week.

It was originally expected to be $23 million, but in March, HHS boosted the grant by another $12 million.

Much of the funding will go to nine regional hubs - called Doorways - meant to help people access local addiction treatment and recovery services, including therapy, housing, and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

State health officials say that since the Doorways model opened in January, they’ve served over 2,500 people.