February 2014
In This Issue
Funding Opportunity at NH SBIRT
NH SBIRT has $2.5 million in funding available from the NH Charitable Foundation for NH hospitals and clinical practices to implement systems of screening and brief intervention and referral for treatment for alcohol and substance use problems.

Grant Deadline: Mar. 21

Recent Collective Action Issue Briefs
The New Hampshire Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services releases briefs relating to the harm and risks associated with alcohol and other drug misuse and treatment.

For more information and past issue briefs, visit the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services website.

Upper Valley Resources
Treatment of opioid addiction in West Lebanon.
Urgent addiction and mental health support and information.
24/7 Crisis Hotline:
Programs supporting youth and their families.
Gathering place for people in recovery and those who support them.
Diverse treatment resources for women, adolescents and their families.
For victims of domestic or sexual violence.
Upcoming Learning Opportunities:
Feb. 22: Vermont Addiction Professionals Association
Professional Ethics for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - Basic to Intermediate Level

Feb. 26: DHMC Pediatric Grand Rounds
Resilience in Action: Addressing Adolescent Risk Behaviors by Building on Their Strengths with
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS, Ed.

Mar. 2 - May 24: Online Course through Union Institute

Promoting Personal Health and Safety Through the Prevention of Injury and Violence


Mar. 7: Vermont Addiction Professionals Association
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Mindfulness for Substance Use Disorders

May 8: Save the Date!
9th Annual Dartmouth Symposium on Substance Use: Emerging Communications Technologies to Advance Prevention and Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opiate Dependence

Emerging Programs
Check out these exciting new local programs!
Vermont Department of Health: 
Individuals/Organizations can register to become 
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Partner
In the News
News at Dartmouth:

-The Dartmouth

-DHMC News

News in the Area:

-Center for Disease Control and Prevention


-The Concord Monitor

-Union Leader

-Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center
New Hampshire and Vermont Bills
New Hampshire:

SB 356: Relative to opioid agreements between healthcare providers and patients regarding prescription drugs and workers' compensation.
HB492: Legalizes and regulates marijuana.
HB1159: Providing immunity from criminal prosecution for seeking medical assistance with an emergency drug or alcohol overdose event.
HB1623Prohibiting a licensed alternative treatment center from advertising therapeutic cannabis.


S0271: An Act Relating To The Reorganization Of The Departments Of Health, Mental Health, And Disabilities, Aging, And Independent Living

H0616: An Act Relating To Increasing The Smoking Age From 18 To 21 Years

H0712: An Act Relating To A Study Of A Noncriminal, Public Health Approach To Illicit Drug Use

HCR191: House Concurrent Resolution Honoring Dr. Fred Holmes And Documentary Filmmaker Bess O'brien For Their Efforts To Address Youth Opiate Addiction In Vermont
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: DartmouthCARE@gmail.com


Kayla Wade, Dartmouth College '16
Seddon R. Savage MD, MS
Ellen Henderson, Administrator