April 2021
Alcohol Awareness Month
Upcoming Events
DEA National Rx Take Back Day
Medicines that linger in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Studies show that most abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, too often from the home medicine cabinet.

Please help prevent prescription medicine abuse and accidental poisoning by monitoring and properly disposing of your unused, unwanted, or expired medications on Saturday, April 24th as part of the DEA’s 20th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

Participating police departments include:

  • Ashland Police Department, 137 Main Street, Ashland, NH
  • Bristol Police Department, 230 Lake Street, Bristol, NH
  • Lincoln Police Department 148 Main Street, Lincoln, NH
  • Plymouth Police Department 334 Main Street, Plymouth, NH
  • Thornton Police Department, 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH 
  • Waterville Valley Police Department, 14 Tac Lane, Waterville Valley, NH 
Webinar Recordings Now Available
Partners in Prevention
Thank you to our dedicated prevention colleagues (see logos above) for your collaboration on this full page, Halt the Harm Ad, designed by CADY and published on April 18th in the Union Leader. By working together, we are providing parents with essential tools to help their children make healthy choices, prevent addiction, and save lives. THANK YOU!
CADY 20th Annual Prevention Summit

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, the CADY Annual Prevention Summit has been postponed for a second year to 
Friday, May 27, 2022. We miss gathering with our friends and partners and hope you will mark your calendars now. Our 20th Annual Prevention Summit will be an extra special celebration to remember!
Find Wellness, Find Help, Find Hope
 for Substance Use Disorder
FREE Parent Handbooks Available!
As parents, to protect our children we must choose awareness and prevention. Wouldn’t you rather be equipped to recognize the early warning signs of issues such as anxiety, substance use, social media and screen time before they turn into something more harmful? These are just a few of the topics addressed in Operation Parent's most recent version of their Parent Handbook for Middle and High School Students. This outstanding resource helps educate parents so they can “connect-the-dots” between seemingly harmless issues, like social media use to high-risk behaviors such as substance misuse.

Be proactive and equip yourself with this invaluable tool where you can also find trends, warning signs, misconceptions, tips and advice for the toughest issues you may face during your parenting journey.

Interested in getting a free copy?
Contact Emily Shanahan at
The Central NH Parent Advisory Council (PAC) represents the collective voice of parents in our region. Parent leaders inform CADY on current health-related concerns, needs, and trends, helping to influence changes in prevention policy and programming. This high-energy program provides a rewarding leadership opportunity for parents who want to help build healthy, safe environments and promising futures for kids in the Pemi-Baker and Newfound regions.  

For more information about joining the PAC, contact Liz Brochu at
Community Resources
FREE Substance Misuse Recovery Support Services Including:

  • One-to-one in person and telephone coaching
  • Support for people in ALL stages of recovery and along multiple recovery pathways
  • Help to find detox/rehab/treatment
  • Linking participants with other community resources, such as Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Host location for meetings and other programs
  • Resources and support for family and friends

For more information about PARC, visit
The RISE Recovery Team at Mid-State Health Center is committed to helping improve participants quality of life by offering evidence-based, federally recognized treatment and recovery models proven to provide the best opportunity for success. RISE offers a variety of group SMART recovery meetings open to all in the community. 

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
IOP services are offered at the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth and is co-located with the Plymouth Area Recovery Connection (PARC). While each person develops an individual treatment plan, in general, those in our IOP program will attend sessions that include individual and group counseling, medication-assisted treatment visit with a Mid-State medical provider, recovery support services, as well as education and ancillary education components to assist participants in re-establishing connections in the community. 

For more information about RISE Recovery Services, call 603-217-6300
FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags Are Available!
The majority of teens abusing prescription drugs get them from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet. Unused prescription medication thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed down the toilet contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs prevents drug diversion, prevents addiction and saves lives while protecting the environment.

To help address this need, CADY is offering free Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags to the community in order to safely dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medications.

For more information about getting Deterra Bags,
contact Emily Shanahan at
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