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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.








 National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. Stay tuned for events happening at the local level during this week, based upon the national daily themes from SAMHSA:


  • Monday, May 14: Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness
  • Tuesday, May 15: Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse
  • Wednesday, May 16: Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse
  • Thursday, May 17: Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana
  • Friday, May 18: Prevention of Suicide
  • Saturday, May 19: Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use

“The Spark!” Episode #1.

What is drug addiction really like for youth growing up in New Hampshire? Despite the best intentions of caring adults, the youth voice is so often prescribed, muted, or "toned down" from the reality of living as a young person in our country today. "The Spark!," a...

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Teen Events at the Manchester City Library

There's lots happening at the library! Click on the flyer to learn more about events for teens this spring. Questions? Please contact: Alex Graves, Teen Librarian (603) 624-6550 ext. 3345...

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

From the Children's Safety Network: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month Child Welfare Information Gateway has launched the 2018 National Child Abuse Prevention Month website! This website will help you plan for the 2018 National Child Abuse Prevention Month...

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


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 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.


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 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 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.