Supporting the Continuum of Care for Substance Use
What is the Continuum of Care?
The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a framework that encourages communities to support resiliency and recovery and to lay the foundation for public health regions to begin to address the gaps in the continuum over time. In coordination with this approach, the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) is committed to developing comprehensive, effective, and accessible continuum of care in every region of the state that includes prevention, identification, and early intervention, treatment, and recovery supports, and is integrated with primary and behavioral health.
Integration of CoC in the North Country
Partnering primary care and behavioral health services to provide a full spectrum of quality prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services, the North Country Continuum of Care initiative is designed to comprehensively address substance misuse in the region.
The North Country Public Health Network, including the Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP) Network, is committed to identifying and coordinating a robust and effective Continuum of Care in Northern New Hampshire, including: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery.
Watch this video on the Continuum of Care in Littleton, NH to hear from two NCHC partners and North Country community members. Jamie D’Alessandro and Gary Richard, pillars of the local “recovery epidemic,” talk about their own long-term recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) and the resources across the Continuum of Care (CoC) available in Littleton:
White Mountains Recovery's mission is to provide a living environment for individuals to continue to thrive in their recovery from active addiction. They seek to empower participants to embrace the principles of 12-step recovery and to practice living them in all of their affairs.
Contact: (603)726-1352 or (508)326-2913
North Country CoC Facilitator
- Promotes the utilization of Resiliency and Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, including assessment of substance use disorder services within Northern NH
- Works to develop a mechanism to coordinate efforts between key Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery stakeholders for Substance Use Disorders.
For more information about North Country Continuum of Care efforts, contact: gwilliams@NCHCNH.org