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WE BUILD RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

Resilience is an ability to recover quickly from difficulties or easily adjust to change.

Individuals, families and entire communities are affected by substance misuse, substance use disorder and behavioral health concerns. The current addiction epidemic has left many of us with feelings of uncertainty, sadness, angry and fearful. The time is now, working together we can fortify our communities, through building resiliency, which can be learned at any age.

Makin’ It Happen works with community members, coalitions, youth serving and faith-based organizations, healthcare, local and state government, law enforcement, first responders, schools and businesses to reduce substance misuse, strengthen our substance use disorder continuum of care efforts and increase education and access to behavioral healthcare through a collective action, collective impact model.

 

Regional Resource Directory

 

Our Resource Directory, Community Compass, lists local providers, information on their services, as well as contact and insurance information wherever possible.

 


The Art of Hope

A quick "head's up" about a great new program coming to Manchester in February! The Currier Museum of Art is working with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to provide educational experiences in their galleries and classrooms that support parents whose children have a...

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Happy New Year!

We are so excited for a new year of creating healthier communities with you and our partners! Stay tuned as our website continues to be updated. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy 2018! The MIH...

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OUR REGIONAL CONTINUUM OF CARE

The Continuum of Care includes environmental strategies (health promotion), primary care,
behavioral health, prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

Health

Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable, and many people recover. These disorders have a direct and measurable impact on your physical health and overall well-being.

Prevention

Prevention includes helping people develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to make healthy choices or change harmful behaviors. Prevention also includes creating safe communities and neighborhoods where we can live, work, grow and play.

Intervention

Intervening in someone’s substance use can occur at any time. The goal of intervention is to reduce the harm related with substance misuse and provide your love one with an opportunity to make changes before their addiction progresses further.

Treatment

Treatment and supportive services for substance use disorders should be tailored to fit individual needs. For many people, the most effective approach often involves a combination of counseling and medication.

Recovery

Recovery addresses the whole person and their community and is supported by peers, friends and family members as well as the healthcare community. It is vitally important that a person in recovery find a supportive community and stay connected.