Dartmouth Center on Addiction and Recovery
Newsletter ~ December 2013
Annual C. Everett Koop
Addiction Medicine Symposium:
A Look at This Year's Event
Over 100 healthcare professionals and 
New Hampshire law enforcement personnel convened on December 12th for the Annual C. Everett Koop Symposium at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as part of a statewide effort aimed at reducing overdose deaths, motor vehicle crashes and other harm due to increased prescription drug misuse.  
Under a New Hampshire law that went into effect January 1 of this year, drivers can now be prosecuted for driving impaired by any drug, including prescribed medications.  Slides from the information-packed presentations will be posted in January at the DCARE Website where the program is currently posted.  There was lively discussion that will be continued online when a ListServ on prescription drug misuse launches in January.
In this Issue:

Upcoming EventsUpcomingEvents:
VAPA Events
The Vermont Addiction Professional's Association, Inc. has multiple training and conferences with registration dates starting in January.
For a complete list, visit their website.

New ASAM Criteria
January 30. 9:00 - 4:00 
Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH
Register by January 17 
Suicide and Substance Use Disorders
February 13.
Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, VT
Camp Daybreak

Camp Daybreak is looking for motivated high school and college age volunteers to serve as "big siblings" for our campers who experience a range of social, emotional, and behavioral needs. 

The experience provides a unique training in mental health conditions, an opportunity to have an impact on the life of a young person, and lots of fun!

Sponsored by the 
In the NewsInTheNews:

News at DartmouthNews in the Area
The Committee on Student Safety and Accountability outlines recommendations to help reduce high-risk and unsafe behavior.
A conference on medicinal marijuana occurred earlier this month in Portsmouth.

"The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is proactively working to address concerns of excessive drinking and substance use among college students with strategies included in the latest Issue Brief, "Drinking and Substance Use Concerns among College Students," and the supporting publication, "Parenting Through the College Years." The two publications are an effort to build awareness around the dangers of high risk drinking and other drug use among young adults, which is a national problem."  



Urgent addiction and mental health support and information.

24/7 Crisis Hotline:



Turning Point Club of the Upper Valley

Gathering place for people in recovery and those who support them.


West Central Behavioral Health

Wide range of addiction and mental health services.



For victims of domestic or sexual violence.


Habit Management

Treatment of opioid addiction in West Lebanon.


Valley Vista

Diverse treatment resources for women, adolescents and their families.


Second Growth

Programs supporting youth and their families.

For a complete list of recently introduced bills in the New Hampshire Legislature, click here.




NH HB492

Relative to the legalization and regulation of marijuana.



NH HB496:

Relative to driving privileges for certain first-time DWI offenders.



NH HB584:

Relative to covered prescription drugs.


Clinical Trials at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterClinicalTrials:
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Norris Cotton Cancer Center offer a multitude of clinical trials open to all patients. For information on the clinical trials, contact the Dartmouth Clinical Trials Office.

Current Relevant Trials at DHMC:
The Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery and Education (DCARE) is a collaborative effort of Dartmouth College and Geisel School of Medicine . The Center, under the auspices of the Provost of the College, was founded by a coalition of Dartmouth students, alumni, faculty, administrators and staff along with members of the regional community dedicated to addressing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use related issues.
The CONNECTION seeks to promote creative approaches to reducing harmful use of alcohol and drugs through network building & information sharing. Please send feedback, ideas and news to: DCARE@dartmouth.edu
Kayla Wade, Dartmouth College '16
Seddon R. Savage MD, MS
Ellen Henderson, Administrator
For More Information,
Visit the DCARE Website