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New Hampshire opens “The Doorway-NH” program for people seeking help for substance use

New Hampshire is starting 2019 off with the opening of “The Doorway-NH” program which is set to provide 24/7 access to help for substance use that is within an hour’s reach of any New Hampshire resident. In light of the opioid crisis that has disproportionally affected New Hampshire, this program is intended to make screening, evaluation, and care coordination services more centralized, available, and accessible. The Doorway-NH program is a modified “hub and spoke” model where the doorways will serve as the “hubs” and work with local providers (“spokes”) to implement regional approaches to the opioid crisis. Residents who are looking for help with substance use disorders or how to access treatment in the state can call 2-1-1 at any time to access hub services.

The nine hubs are located at each of the following locations:

Granite Pathways – Manchester, NH
Granite Pathways – Nashua, NH
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital – Dover, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center – Lebanon, NH
Littleton Regional Healthcare – Littleton, NH
Lakes Region General Hospital – Laconia, NH
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene – Keene, NH
Concord Hospital – Concord, NH
Androscoggin Valley Hospital – Berlin, NH

The Doorway-NH program is being funded by a federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant and is under the leadership of NH Governor Chris Sununu and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Regional public forums will be held throughout the state so that those who are interested can learn more about the program. To read more about the program and see the schedule of public forums click this link: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/media/pr/2018/doorway.htm