March 2021
Upcoming Events
Climb Above Addiction:
Supporting Prevention and Recovery
On April 17th, the Plymouth State University ENACTUS Team, Dr. Bonnie Bechard and her Social Entrepreneurship students will host their 4th Annual Climb Above Addiction event. This annual fundraising event to helps to support the CADY Restorative Justice Program.

Keynote speaker Chris Sullivan, former NFL football player with the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, will share his powerful story as a professional athlete, his struggle with anxiety, depression, and substance use and his path to recovery.

This virtual event will also include live-streamed music, yoga, meditation, virtual prayer, motivational speakers, a pet photo contest, games, and more!

For more information about the Climb Above Addiction and the agenda,
DCYF FREE Virtual Conference:
Putting Families First
The Child Welfare Education Partnership (CWEP) is proud to offer the first virtual Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) Conference: Putting Families First during the week of April 5-9, 2021.

This FREE conference which includes 62 workshops facilitated by local and nationally recognized speakers.
The Pandemic and Teen Mental Health
Restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19 may be particularly difficult for teens, who rely heavily on their peer and social connections for emotional support. In 2021, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents about the emotional impact pandemic restrictions have had on their teens age 13-18.
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!
Thank you to the
Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction!
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction for their grant supporting the CADY Restorative Justice Program, a juvenile court diversion program for first-time youth offenders.

We are very grateful for this funding as it will make a significant difference in the lives of local youth by providing them the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions, make restitution to victims, reconnect with the community and turn their lives around. Thank you for your continued support!
Find Wellness, Find Help, Find Hope
 for Substance Use Disorder
Webinar Recordings Now Available
Did You Know?
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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