New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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  • June 09, 2022 9:36 AM | Anonymous

    Thanks to the generous donors and many supporters who helped spread the word, this year we have raised over $2,000 to support our work and advocacy. We couldn't do it without you!

    We are still waiting for a final total from our friends at NH Gives to see how much we have earned in matching funds, but we more than qualified for the sitewide match. We are deeply grateful to the NH Charitable Foundation and other supporters of NH Gives for this additional generosity.

    You can still donate at the NH Gives website for a limited time.

  • May 25, 2022 11:33 AM | Anonymous

    NHADACA is once again joining other nonprofits in New Hampshire for NH Gives, a one-day giving event supporting good causes in the Granite State. Donate during NH Gives on June 7-8 and you could help us win matching funds!

    Your support helps sustain our work, including peer support, initiatives for provider well-being, and the training many professionals have come to rely on. We can't do it without you; thank you for your support.


  • May 23, 2022 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    We have exciting news:

    All participants in trainings hosted by the NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders may access surveys and certificates on your digital portfolio. Please and follow the instructions in the attached form.   This will allow you to print your own certificates when needed, on demand!

    How to Access Certificates Online


  • April 29, 2022 11:43 AM | Anonymous

    NHADACA is honored to announce a $200,000 two-year unrestricted grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) to sustain its work toward addressing substance use issues within the Granite State. The grant will help NHADACA conduct long-term planning activities, explore expanding its Concord training facility, and work to advance its goals as a champion for licensure candidates and stronghold for the retention of the current substance use workforce.

    “This generous gift is a strong vote of confidence in the work we do, and will help us move forward as an organization to expand and enhance the support we provide to the substance use profession,” said Executive Director Diane Castrucci.

    Board Treasurer Christopher Foster, Vice President of Operations of Amatus Health, added: “The Charitable Foundation’s continuous support of our frontline professionals treating individuals with substance use and mental health disorders does not go unnoticed. Their previous support of our work has been invaluable, and this funding will help us make our work even more effective and accessible. We have a mutual commitment to ensure our state’s professionals receive quality training and have access to informational resources.”

    To support NHADACA's work, visit NHADACA.org/donate.

    The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 2,000 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $50 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.

  • March 25, 2022 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    After a two-year break, cribbage is back!

    Join us on Thursday, May 12 for a fun night of cribbage at our Concord offices on 130 Pembroke Road. Doors open at 5:00 pm with play to begin at 5:30 pm; $20 per person to play, groups of 4 can play for $60. The event is limited to 40 participants; registration is encouraged. To register, email training@nhadaca.org or call (603) 225-7060.

    The evening will have two levels of play, beginner and advanced, with cash prizes for winners at each level. Light refreshments will be served.

    All proceeds will benefit NHADACA's work for the substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery workforce.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • January 21, 2022 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    The NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals (“Board”) currently has openings to serve on the Board. There are 3 vacancies: 1 Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, 1 Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and 1 public member vacancy. To be appointed to the Board, the qualifications are;

    The MLADC shall be a resident of this state, licensed in good standing, and currently engaged in the practice of the profession, and shall have no fewer than 5 years of experience as an MLADC, at least 3 of which shall have immediately preceded appointment. (Reference RSA 330-C:3)

    The LADC shall be a resident of this state, licensed in good standing, currently engaged in the practice of the profession, and shall have no fewer than 5 years of experience as a LADC, at least 3 of which shall have immediately preceded appointment. (Reference RSA 330- C:3).

    The Public Member shall be a resident of this state for at least one year who has not, and has never been, licensed or certified under the provisions of this chapter or the spouse of a licensee or certificate holder under this chapter. The public member shall not have, and shall never have had, a material financial interest in either the provision of alcohol and other drug use professional services or an activity directly related to the provisions of such services, including the representation of the board or its predecessor or the profession for a fee at any time during the 5 years preceding the date of appointment. (Reference RSA 330-C:3)

    The Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Executive Council. Members of the Board are appointed for 3-year terms and may serve no more than 2 consecutive terms. A reappointment through the Governor and Executive Council is required after the first term.

    The principal focus of the Board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The Board certifies eligible applicants for licensure, creates and updates administrative rules, acts on complaints and commences disciplinary proceedings, as necessary.

    Any NH licensee interested in joining the Board must submit a cover letter indicating their interest and why they feel they are qualified to join the Board. The letter should also indicate what position they are looking to fill, i.e. – LADC, MLADC or Public Member). A current resume that includes legal name, legal residency, contact information (including email and phone number) and 4 letters of recommendation (including at least 2 professional) must also be included. 

    These documents should be addressed to Jonathan Melanson, Director of Appointments / Liaison to the Executive Council, at the Governor’s Office (see address below).  

    Jonathan Melanson, Director of Appointments / Liaison to the Executive Council Office of Governor Christopher T. Sununu

    State House

    107 North Main Street

    Concord, New Hampshire 03301

    Your packet of material should be sent via email to Joe Shoemaker, OPLC – Director, Division of Licensing and Board Administration at joseph.g.shoemaker@oplc.nh.gov or sent via mail addressed as follows:

    NH Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

    Attention: Joe Shoemaker, Director, Division of Licensing and Board Administration

    7 Eagle Square

    Concord, New Hampshire 03301

  • January 10, 2022 12:12 PM | Anonymous

    The ASAM criteria are currently undergoing revision. Leadership on the revision project have shared a new comment period that has opened, where they are seeking feedback from stakeholders on changes that are being proposed. If you are not already aware, you can find the information and link to the comment opportunity here. The comment period runs through Feb 14, 2022. 

  • December 17, 2021 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    From December 21-31, The River Casino in Nashua will be supporting NHADACA through charitable gaming - giving us a portion of their proceeds at the end of every business day. We are appreciative of their support as one of their Charities of the Month!

  • December 03, 2021 1:17 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you to NHADACA's generous supporters for the more than $700 they donated on Giving Tuesday.  Didn't give? There's still time to make a difference; donate today!

    Your support keeps us strong and lets us do the best possible work, in 2021, 2022 and beyond. Help us build a New Hampshire where everyone can get the help they need. Thank you for all the support you've given us, and all the support you continue to give. We have faced challenges but your help makes a big difference!

    In 2021 the IRS will once again allow donations of up to $300 for an individual/$600 for a couple to be deducted from your taxes without itemizing.

    We appreciate your generosity today and every day. Thank you.

  • November 29, 2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    New Hampshire Psychological Association's Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee is hosting a virtual town hall for all mental health and substance use providers.   Anthem is welcoming all providers to participate, regardless of whether you are currently in-network.

    The purpose of this town hall is to have an open dialog where Anthem listens to your concerns and your suggestions on: 

    1.  how to improve the working relationship between Anthem and providers and reduce administrative burdens; 
    2.  improve access to care; and 
    3.  answer questions and listen to feedback regarding such topics as reimbursement, contracting, provider relations, claims processing, 3rd party companies.

    There is no agenda other than Anthem will be present to listen and to answer questions.   Anthem will be represented by:  Lisa Guertin (President), Dr. Richard LaFleur (Medical Director), Christie Beckwith (Regional VP of Provider Solutions), Vincent Conti (Regional VP of Provider Experience), Beth Marmolejos (Provider Experience Director), and Kim Valcourt (Provider Experience Manager). 

    The NH Psychological Assocation is scheduling this important meeting with hopefully enough advance notice to ensure as many providers attend as possible.  Here are the dates and times:

    • Tuesday, December 14;      6 pm - 7 pm
    • Thursday, December 16;  12 pm - 1 pm

    To register, choose the session that works best for you, and click on the appropriate link below.

                                                  December 14th

                                                  December 16th

    You are welcome to attend the whole meeting or come and go as your schedule permits. Feel free to pass along this invite to colleagues. Please join us and share your feedback. 

    New Hampshire Psychological Association
    Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee 
    BHAC@nhpsychology.org

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