Advocacy and Policy Change



National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire provides education, support, and advocacy for people with serious mental illness and their families.

New Futures envisions state and local communities where public policies support prevention, treatments, and recovery-oriented efforts to reduce substance misuse problems. New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates, and collaborates to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug problems in New Hampshire. 

New Hampshire Center for Excellence brings data, tools, technical assistance to improving care in New Hampshire. Click here for their Addiction Round Up newsletter.

NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Behavioral Health provides information and resources to support the behavioral health of the population of New Hampshire. View the NH DHHS 10-Year Mental Health Plan.

NH Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Commission dedicated to alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery. The current state plan to address harmful substance use is titled "Strengthening Our Response Together: Action Plan Update, July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025" (PDF).

New Hampshire Legislature: Includes tools related to current legislation and ways to find or contact your state representative or senator: 

New Hampshire Regional Public Health Networks: A network of 13 community-based, regional organizations dedicated to advocacy and action on public health, including behavioral health.

Partnership for a Drug-Free NH: Mission is to create and promote consistent statewide messages about the problems and solutions of substance misuse in NH.

Upper Valley All Together: A substance misuse prevention and advocacy partnership dedicated to reducing alcohol and drug-related harm.


National Alliance for Mental Illness: The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

The National Council for Behavioral Health State associations of addiction services.

Stop the Stigma: Focused on education dedicated to tackling the stigma of addiction.

Advocacy materials

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