Roads to Recovery

Solutions Reporting on Substance Misuse Prevention and Treatment

The Granite State has some of the highest rates of substance misuse in the country. It also has thousands of people working to support people on their many Roads to Recovery. This series offers people hope, inspiration and direction for prevention and treatment programs.

The demands of serving in the military can be stressful.  Besides the trauma of combat, there are family-related stressors, health-related stressors and financial-related stressors experienced by military personnel. Any of these factors can lead to substance use disorders.

A majority of veterans leave the military and return to civilian life without much difficulty. However, despite attempts during the past twenty-plus years to address substance use disorders among veterans, the rate continues to rise. 

Roads to Recovery: Keeping Veterans Well looks at the problem of substance use disorders among New Hampshire’s veteran population, but goes beyond the problem to focus on solutions.  

We’ll tell the personal stories of veterans who served, experienced substance misuse and found treatment and recovery right in their communities. We’ll hear from a variety of treatment providers who work person-to-person with New Hampshire veterans on their recovery. These stories will help guide other veterans, and their families and friends, who look for their own roads to recovery. 

Support for Roads to Recovery: Keeping Veterans Well was provided by Kennebunk Savings Bank.

NHPBS is a contributing member of the Granite State News Collaborative. For more behavioral health solutions coverage visit collaborativenh.org.

Funding for the series Roads to Recovery was provided by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Additional major funding is provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterBank of New Hampshire.


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Keeping Veterans Well

Looks at the problem of substance use disorders among New Hampshire's veterans.

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Northeast Passage - Web Extra

Veterans who participate in recreational therapy can experience a meaningful life.

Beekeeping - Web Extra

Beekeeping - Web Extra

Recreational therapy programs help veterans living with a substance use disorder.

Community Walk for Recovery

Community Walk for Recovery

The Monadnock Rotary Club hosted its first Community Walk for Recovery

Overdose And Brain Injury

Overdose And Brain Injury

Looks at the lesser-known effects of overdose - anoxic brain injury.


Change Direction on Stigma

Change Direction on Stigma

Retired Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court, John Broderick has been on a mission.

Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment

Students throughout New Hampshire combat substance use disorder right in their communities

Youth Empowerment (Preview)

Youth Empowerment (Preview)

Students throughout New Hampshire combat substance use disorder right in their communities

Makin' It Happen

Makin' It Happen

Makin' It Happen helps create family, social and community support for youth.

Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force

Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force

A pizzeria in Franklin was the staging ground for local students to raise awareness.

Dover Youth2Youth and Stand Up Laconia!

Dover Youth2Youth and Stand Up Laconia!

Dover Youth2Youth is a youth empowerment program.

Youth Leadership Through Adventure

Youth Leadership Through Adventure

Empowers northern NH students by bringing them together and sending them outdoors.

Roads to Recovery (Full Program)

Roads to Recovery (Full Program)

Offers people hope and direction back from substance misuse.

Changes to Make

Changes to Make

"Ali" Adams talks about the changes she made in her life.

Getting to the Point

Getting to the Point

"Ali" Adams explains how she got to the point where she wanted to recover from substances.

Deal With the Past

Deal With the Past

"Ali" Adams talks about the therapeutic community program at Strafford County Jail.

Staying Involved

Staying Involved

"Ali" Adams talks about the community support she plans to reach out to during recovery.

Mother-Baby Bonding

Mother-Baby Bonding

Dr. Bonny Whalen explains about mother-baby bonding.

New Approach

New Approach

Dr. Alison Holmes explains the new approach to recovery.

Roads to Recovery (Preview)

Roads to Recovery (Preview)

Roads to Recovery offers people hope and direction back from substance misuse.

Neonatal Care

Neonatal Care

Dr. Julia Frew explains how peer support is an important aspect of the Perinatal Addiction



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