Substance Misuse Self-Help Resources

The Merrimack Police Department, in furthering our efforts to assist those in need that may otherwise not want to speak to Law Enforcement, have provided these quick links to FAQ's and resources available to them:

Crime and Opiod Use

The Effects of Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse Resources in New Hampshire

Substance abuse and dental care

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Guide

Drug Abuse Prevention Starts with Parents

Preventing Substance Abuse Among Youth in Foster Care

Female Veterans and Drug Addiction: 15 Ways to Support their Ongoing Battle

Substance Abuse in Senior Citizens: Recognizing the Signs

The Harms of Excessive Drinking

Drug Interactions

National Rehab Centers

Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Medications You Shouldn't Mix With Alcohol


Here are a few resources for more information:

A 24/7 hotline for anyone seeking help with alcohol and other substance misuse and addiction has long been recognized as a crucial, missing resource in New Hampshire. The Statewide Addiction Crisis Line (toll-free at 1-844-711-HELP (4357)) is now available to assist anyone seeking assistance.

211 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need.  They are avaialable 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



For Mental Health services, you can contact either the National Alliance for Menatl Health at, or the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at offer assistance to families and individuals who are looking for services to address Mental Health issues.



New Hampshire Care Path - In New Hampshire, there are many paths available to help people of all ages live better in their communities. NHCarePath is designed to be New Hampshire’s “front door” that quickly connects individuals to a full range of community services and supports. Once you have entered NHCarePath you will find a collaboration of state wide partners, including:

  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • ServiceLink
  • Area Agencies offering developmental services
  • Community Mental Health Centers

Caregivers, families, older adults, and persons living with a disability are invited to explore the website and find assistance with individualized needs.

Families in Transition Family Willows Intensive Outpatient Program, Their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an innovative, four-month-long that helps participants recognize, examine and understand the effects of substance use and trauma on their lives and the lives of their families.

Hope for New Hampshire offers a Recovery Community Center:

Hope for Manchester Recovery Center (HMRC) is a safe place where recovery development occurs and where individuals will be matched with people offering recovery services. HMRC provides a platform for individual’s voices will be heard; a venue for healthy, drug & alcohol free socialization and family supports for all stages of recovery.

HMRC respects all pathways to addiction recovery and will assist individuals and their families with access to supports that work for them.

Where recovery is promoted, embraced and enjoyed

Beyond Influence-Providing an environment where all youth and young adults receive family, social and community support in order to acheive their maximum potential. Their site provides links to many community resources!

Merrimack Safeguard-Their mission is to help Merrimack, New Hampshire youth and families make positive choices. They seek to inspire everyone in Merrimack to be responsible, no matter what role you have in our community! We all deserve a safe and healthy community to live, work and play. Together, we can make that happen


Advocacy with Anonymity-A great Q&A Brochure, Links below to mentioned resources also:

New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator is another resource to find help based on your local area.

New Hampshire substance abuse rehabilitation clinics can help you or your loved one's life back to normal. While there are many high-quality centers, it's vital to find one that will suit your needs. By checking out our abuse treatment clinic ratings and reviews, you can get a leg up as you begin looking. When you're prepared to take the next step, finding assistance to book recovery is just a toll-free phone call away at 1-866-538-1606  

At, we aim to provide information and answers for people fighting addiction. We provide extensive information on the multitude of addictions out there as well as the different kinds of treatment options that are available. At our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Are you or a loved one struggling with prescription painkillers, alcohol or street drugs liike heroin?  Cal our drug abuse hotline to be connected with one of our rehabs or detox centers and start your new life today:  Call:  888-915-0759


In addition to some of the programs that you will find listed in the resource links above, here are some additional programs you may find helpful. You may wish to visit these sites to see if there is a program that might be beneficial to you or your loved one.

Hope for NH Recovery (140 Central Street, Manchester, NH 03103 (603) 935-7524.)

Gatehouse Sober Community (131 Daniel Webster Highway, Suite 112, Nashua, NH 03060  (888-349-9454)

Bonfire Recovery Services (10 Grove Street, Dover, NH 03038 (603) 617-3399.)

Granite House (35 West Broadway Street, Derry, NH 03038 (877) 308-8338.)

New Freedom Academy (367 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03324 (603) 505-4364.)

Queen City Sober Living (173 Merrimack Street, Manchester, NH 03103 (877) 855-4941.)

Serenity Place (101 Manchester Street, Manchester, NH 03101 (603) 625-6980.)

Farnum Center (140 Queen City Avenue, Manchester, NH 03103 (888) 840-4243.)

Westbridge (1361 Elm Street Suite 207, Manchester, NH 03101 (877) 461-7711.)

The Plymouth House (446 Main
Street, Plymouth, NH 03264 (800) 428-8459.)

Riverbank House (96 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246 (603) 505-7912.)

Southeastern NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (272 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820 (603) 516-8160.)

Green Mountain Treatment Center (244 High Watch Road, Effingham, NH 03882 (603) 230-2448.)

Keystone Hall (615 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063 (603) 881-4848.)

Friendship House (P.O. Box 717 2957 Main Street Bethlehem, NH 03574 (603) 869-2210.)

Granite Pathways – Safe Harbor Recovery Center (865 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (877)-369-0928.)

Live Free Structured Sober Living
(70 Kelley Street, Manchester, NH 03102, (877) 932-6757)