A health care system where mental health and substance use disorders are treated with the same urgency, respect, and seriousness of purpose as other illnesses and discrimination does not occur.
Dartmouth Hitchcock (D-H) is dedicated to optimizing all care related to substance use and mental health throughout its health care system by continuously improving clinical practice, education, research and targeted community partnerships.
This website is intended to bring together resources to support clinicians in better addressing substance use and mental health issues, to share information on care improvement projects, and to invite engagement of others in the work of improving care of persons with behavioral health challenges.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative (SUMHI) is a multidisciplinary collaboration that engages a number of departments and projects both within the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system and the greater community. SUMHI is funded through the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Population Health Management Council, with leadership from the D-H Department of Psychiatry.
- Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise, but Doctors Too Often Fail to Treat It (New York Times)
- NEW: COVID-19 and SUD. Policies, resources, and practices to support care of people with substance use disorders (SUDs) during the current COVID pandemic.
- Substance Use Disorder 101 Core Curriculum
- Medication Assisted Treatment courses - Waiver trainings to enable clinicians to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) with medication (MAT) are available through the following organizations. Both online and in-person trainings are offered.
Help lines and links
- 2-1-1 New Hampshire: Listing of hotlines and other resources
- 2-1-1 Vermont: Listing of hotlines and other resources
- The Doorway: The central resource for substance treatment in the State of NH
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Crisis and Consultation Services: 1-800-556-6249
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Teen crisis intervention: 1-800-639-6095
- D-H Addiction Treatment Program: Offers state-of-the-art evaluation, treatment, and referral services for people seeking help for substance use and related disorders. 603-653-1860
- New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition: Supporting harm reduction through syringe service programs and advocating for human rights
- Granite Pathways Youth Treatment Center (PDF)
- UNH and NH Harm Reduction Coalition education and technical assistance project (PDF)