Roads to Recovery

A toolbox on how to navigate the pathways to treatment.

Roads to Recovery offers people hope and direction back from substance misuse. With the help of experts and recorded personal stories, Roads to Recovery is a toolbox on how to navigate the pathways to treatment.

Major funding for Roads to Recovery is provided by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation & Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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  • Mother-Baby Bonding

    Mother-Baby Bonding

    Dr. Bonny Whalen explains about mother-baby bonding.

  • 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.

  • New Approach

    New Approach

    Dr. Alison Holmes explains the new approach to recovery.

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    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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PBS Video & Learning Media Resources

  • This School is Caring for Kids When Addicted Parents Can't
    Lisa Stark of Education Week visits Cottageville Elementary, where students often lack food, clothes and transportation because of drug-addicted parents.

  • Stigma of Addiction Reduces Chances of Getting 'Clean'
    In his book, "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy," writer and journalist David Sheff outlines a slew of reasons why society and addiction treatment programs have largely failed to help 20 million people struggling with the disease. He explains that the stigma of addiction is one of the root causes for ineffective treatment and support.

  • Chasing Heroin – How Bad is the Opioid Epidemic
    A searing, two-hour investigation from FRONTLINE places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.

  • Inside Opioid Addiction
    In this interactive lesson, students will gather information through reading, activities, and video excerpts from KET’s opioid initiative to write a final essay about what the opioid epidemic is, what caused it, and what’s being done about it.

  • Politicians Struggle with Opioid Epidemic in New Hampshire | PBS NewsHour
    Find out why politicians campaigning in New Hampshire are focusing on drug abuse with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 6, 2016.

  • Tragedy & Hope: Stories of Painkiller Addiction
    This collection of resources is designed for a range of audiences including middle through high school and those who come in contact with young people. The lessons and activities were created to be used with video clips from the WNED-TV program Tragedy and Hope: Stories of Painkiller Addiction. Although each set of materials has been designated a specific audience, they were created with the understanding that they may be adapted based on educator, facilitator, or audience.

  • Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction
    This special investigative project on the destructive epidemic of opioid addiction was produced by advanced journalism students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

  • Science of Addiction | the.News
    Discover the physical changes that occur in the body when a person is addicted to drugs and understand how drug abuse in teenagers affects their developing brains.

  • The Chemistry of Drug Addiction
    Chemist Joanna Fowler explains how understanding addiction and being able to treat it successfully would probably have a bigger impact on public health than anything else we know of.