New Hampshire is committed to helping those addicted to drugs and alcohol by making rehab in NH more available to citizens of the state. These efforts are prompt as 439 people died in NH due to drug overdoses in 2015. Opiates/opioids caused 397 of those deaths. This is 2 ½ times more overdoses than those reported in 2011. And that number is only increasing heading into the following years. Its 2019 now and those numbers have increased exponentially.
There were 2,724+ emergency naloxone administrations to save the lives of those who overdosed on opiates/opioids and 2,067+ opioid-related emergency room visits in 2018. These are the highest numbers ever recorded in the state.
More NH State Addiction Statistics
- NH youth, young adults, and adults report some of the highest use of alcohol, marijuana, and non-medical use of pain relievers.
- NH ranks 3rd in the nation for alcohol use in the last month among the youth (17%).
- NH ranks 3rd in the nation for alcohol use in the last month among young adults (73%).
- NH ranks 6th in the nation for alcohol use in the last month among adults, 26 years and older (64%).
- Binge drinking in NH is significantly higher than the national average of 18.4% for 12 to 20-year-olds.
- NH 2011 High school students who used alcohol in the last month are more likely to consider suicide, plan suicide, or attempt suicide than those who do not use alcohol.
- 11.35% of NH high school students between ages 12 and 17 report regular marijuana use.
- Marijuana use among 18-25-year-olds ranks 5th in the nation at 27%.
- Adults 26 and older report 5.42% using marijuana regularly.
- NH high school students who use marijuana are twice as likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide.
- 12% of 18-25-year-olds report non-medical use of prescription pain medication, the 10th highest ranking in the nation.
- Prescription drug overdose-related deaths have continually increased in NH with 200 in 2011 and 439 in 2015. Most these deaths are caused by opiate/opioid overdoses.
Need for Rehab in NH
The number of people receiving treatment or rehab in NH is not reflective of those in need.
Some people are not ready to stop abusing substances and others do not have insurance of income to pay for services. The cost of treatment remains a top reason many people do not seek treatment.
NH Commitment to Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
The Governor of NH created a Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment. It was established by state legislature in 2000 (RSA 12-J:4). The Commission developed a statewide plan for alcohol and drug abuse prevention.
The Commission has two core goals leading up to 2017.
1) “To reduce the percentage of New Hampshire residents misusing alcohol and other drugs.”
2) “To increase the percentage of individuals with substance use disorders receiving treatment and recovery support services.”
Commission’s Four-Part Mission for Rehab in NH
The Commission has a four-part mission for rehab in NH.
- “Alcohol and drug problems are recognized as a public health issue that is both preventable and treatable;
- High-quality services for prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems are widely available and where prevention and treatment are recognized as specialized fields of expertise;
- People with a history of alcohol or drug problems, people in recovery, and people at risk for these problems are valued and treated with dignity; and
- Stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and other barriers to prevention and recovery are eliminated.”
Alternatives to Rehab in NH
If you or a loved one need addiction treatment but cannot afford rehab in NH, consider alternative solutions. Northlake Recovery in Southern Florida offers evidence-based recovery in an affordable but luxurious setting. We will verify your insurance for free. If you do not have insurance, we offer payment plans to fit any budget. Call Northlake Recovery at (561)-770-6616.