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Update: Opioid Crisis and Addiction Treatment in N.H.

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New Hampshire Dept. of Health and Human Services
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Since the state established The Doorway, a new system for treating opioid abuse, nine hospitals in different regions now serve as entryways to organizations providing long-term support. Federal grants have helped bolster the system. But some say there are still too many gaps in care and the pandemic has worsened an already fragile situation.

Air date: Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

In addition to visiting this Dooryway site for information on addiction treatment services, anyone in need of help can call 211 at any time of day or night.

GUESTS:

Jake Berry - Vice president of policy for New Futures, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates, and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of New Hampshire residents. 

 
John Burns - Director, SOS Recovery Community Organization, which includes three recovery centers -- in Dover, Rochester, and Hampton.   His organization works closely with Wentworth Douglass Hospital, the region's hub or Doorway.
Katja Fox, Director of the Division of Behavioral Health at N.H. Department of Health and Human Services.

Corey Gately - Director of Substance Use Services at the LRGHealthcare Recovery Clinic, which serves as a hub or Doorway. Among the organizations LRGHealthcare works closely with is Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region.

 

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