What's New!

What's New!

Medicaid & Peer Support: Guidance and Tips for Success - Free Webinar

This free webinar will review Medicaid regulations for Peer Support and answer questions peer support providers may have about billing Medicaid. This event is sponsored by the Creating Connections NH project. October 28, 2020 - 9:00-10:30 AM. Learn more and register



Live Free Recovery and Seacoast Outright Receive Empowering Youth Program Funding to Pilot APGs

NH groups Live Free Recovery and Seacoast Outright recently received funding from the Empowering Youth Program to begin piloting alternative peer groups at their respective locations. The Empowering Youth Program is designed to benefit middle and high-school aged youth and targets providers that will either expand current programs or initiate new program opportunities for these age groups. NH Governor Chris Sununu authorized the expenditure of $2 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund for the Empowering Youth Program, which will allow the Department of Health and Human Services to fund youth programming as part of the state's Invest in the Future Fund. Congratulations to both groups!


Proposal accepted at international conference

Hannah Raiche, Heidi Cloutier, and Gibby Agonis have had a proposal accepted for the International Association of Peer Supporters Conference. The proposal--"Evaluating Coaching & Fidelity Tools for Supporting Youth Peer Support Specialists"--will be presented virtually on October 17, 2020 at 2:15 PM.


We have joined the  Association of Alternative Peer Groups!

The AAPG was created to assist in the creation, development, maintenance, and regulation of APGs. We are proud to now be a member! Information on the AAPG.


Free Webinar! Learn About Supporting Youth and Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders

June 24, 2020 - 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, online via Zoom.  Are you or your staff working with a teen or young adult struggling with substance misuse? If so, there is a new evidence-based program in New Hampshire to help! The NH Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health, Greater Nashua Mental Health, and Granite Pathways in Manchester invite you to learn about an innovative program for adolescents and young adults (ages 12-25) and their families. This webinar will offer a description of The Seven Challenges individual and group treatment processes, how you can refer youth and young adults, and what we are doing to continue to provide treatment while we are social distancing.  Register for this free webinar. 

Virtual support groups for family members!

Online and in-person family support groups  providing support to adult family members with a loved one affected by Substance Use Disorder. 


Granite Pathways' Youth Treatment Center

Granite Pathways in Manchester, NH now offers an intensive outpatient program to serve youth and young adults between ages 12 and 25. Their program model follows the evidence-based Seven Challenges approach (www.sevenchallenges.com), which avoids the pitfall of pressuring people to be drug free before they have honestly committed themselves to being drug free.