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Young Adult Strategies

A brand-new program for the Greater Manchester Region funded by BDAS, we are just getting work underway to focus on building up and supporting young adults, ages 18-25, in our communities. The goal of this program is to help ensure a more healthy, less difficult path for this population as they transition into adulthood.

 

Why Focus on Young Adults?

“The percentage of individuals in the United States with past year illicit drug dependence or abuse was highest among young adults 18–25. Young adults in New Hampshire have higher rates of alcohol and drug misuse when compared with young adults nationally. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Healthy, young adults in New Hampshire (18–25 years of age) are using prescription painkillers non-medically at higher rates (9.8%) than other states in the Northeast region1 (7.8%) and the rest of the nation (8.3%). New Hampshire young adults also have a higher rate of illicit drug dependence and abuse and non-marijuana illicit drug use than the rest of the country.” (To read the full report, please follow this link: The Voice of New Hampshire’s Young Adults Executive Summary).

Stay tuned for updates as our Young Adult Substance Misuse Prevention program develops!

Are you a Young Adult living in the Greater Manchester Region, and do you want to get involved in creating healthier communities for your peers? We invite you to contact Kristie Curtis, YASMPM, to learn more about ways you can be involved:kc@mih4u.org. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
20
Tue
6:00 pm Building Community Resilience @ Jupiter Hall
Building Community Resilience @ Jupiter Hall
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Building Community Resilience @ Jupiter Hall | Manchester | New Hampshire | United States
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Feb
21
Wed
5:15 pm Staying Connected With Your Teen @ Boys & Girls Club
Staying Connected With Your Teen @ Boys & Girls Club
Feb 21 @ 5:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Manchester Flyer with Dinner
6:30 pm NH Harm Reduction Coalition Annu... @ UNH School of Law
NH Harm Reduction Coalition Annu... @ UNH School of Law
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
NHHRC First Annual meeting
Feb
26
Mon
6:00 pm The Art of Hope @ The Currier Museum of Art
The Art of Hope @ The Currier Museum of Art
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Art of Hope @ The Currier Museum of Art | Manchester | New Hampshire | United States
Learn more about this new program from our friends at the Currier Museum of Art!
Mar
7
Wed
5:15 pm Staying Connected With Your Teen @ Boys & Girls Club
Staying Connected With Your Teen @ Boys & Girls Club
Mar 7 @ 5:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Manchester Flyer with Dinner