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Tuesday, March 6th;

NH State House Concord, NHJBlack Balloon Day. A day of overdose awareness. March 6 is Black Balloon Day, a day of overdose awareness. Let’s go show them we won’t be silent. That our loved ones mattered then and still matter. New Hampshire State House, 107 N Main St Rm 302, Concord, United States. Visit Here or Here for details.

***March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month - You can help!***
  75% of the folks with gambling problems suffer from SUD. 35% of folks with SUD also have a gambling problem. Suicide rates are 5 x higher among those who suffer from gambling problems than any other addiction.
What is problem gambling?

 NH Council on Problem Gambling Problem gambling often remains undetected, despite high rates of comorbidity with other mental health issues. However, effective treatments are available, and screening for gambling-related problems can help. Therefore, the NH Council on Problem Gambling is a proud supporter of Gambling Disorder Screening Day. Ed Talbot, President of NH Council on Problem Gambling would be happy to answer any questions about the screening or talk to you more about what you can do to identify problem gambling with your clients.

YOUR PART: This year March 13th is the 5th annual Gambling Disorder Screening Day. Please participate in Gambling Disorder Screening Day by administering a free 3-question screen for Gambling Disorder called, the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen, to patients/clients your organization sees on or before March 13th, the submit your numbers to NH Council on Problem Gambling (Ed Talbot) via email at

CHARGE 2018AWESOME TOOLKIT!There is a free Gambling Disorder Screening Day 2018 Toolkit provided by Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. The Toolkit includes:
To access the Toolkit and other screening resources, please visit the Gambling Disorder Screening Day toolkit webpage: (

To learn more about this event and becoming a registered participant, contact the Council at

If you, or someone you know needs immediate help call New Hampshire Hotline Number: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542) .For immediate help with a gambling-related problem, please call the Council helpline at (603) 724-1605.
Start a meeting in your area
The NH Council on Problem Gambling is looking for host agencies to begin Gamblers Anonymous Meetings and GamAnon Meetings. For information on starting a GA meeting please reach out to Ed Talbot and visit

For complete information on how to start a GamAnon meeting visit

Learn how to start a family support group meeting by attending these upcoming Family Support Group Facilitator Training to be held April 14 & 15 in Concord, NH or May 19 & 20, 2018. Visit for more information!

Looking Forward - Upcoming Trainings

Just Announced - Ethical Considerations for Recovery Support Workers, HIV/AIDS & Suicide Prevention coming to Rochester Community Recovery Center very soon. Stay tuned!

Recovery Coach Academy - Monday, March 12th thru Friday, March. 17th, 2018; Location, Mascoma Community Health Care, 18 Roberts Rd., Canaan, NH. Contact Courtney Varachack for registration and information. This training is FREE.603.523.8804;

Recovery Coach Academy - Monday, March 19th thru Friday, March. 23rd, 2018; Location, Whitefield, NH; Whitefield Physician Office Center, 8 Clover Lane, Whitefield, NH 03598. Five days; 8:30am - 4:00pm. Must attend all five days - no exceptions. Space is limited! Receive 30 CEs. Click HERE for registration and information.

New Training Announced

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Stay tuned for March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Addition & Recovery Training in NHNH DHHS Bureau of Drug & Alcohol announces their 2018 schedule for:
Initial Training on Addiction Recovery and Families & Addiction. Two informative trainings that offer appropriate learning and information for anyone who has anything to do with recovery or someone in recovery. The trainings are offered 4 times per year. Please visit this LINK for more information and registration.

NEW: The Reconciliation Circle at Keene Serenity Center: Reconciliation circles offer a nonjudgmental way to be aware of our impact, take responsibility for our attitudes and actions, recognize our interconnectedness, develop meaningful amends by listening deeply and compassionately. Read More by DOWNLOADING the flyer. For more information email:
Motivational Interviewing for Peers & Family MembersNEW: Hey there...are you looking to polish your communication skills for more effective results? Great! I've created a strong and interactive six hour Motivational Interviewing training, designed for Recovery Coaches; this training can be beneficial for many other professionals such as nurses, law enforcement, school counselors, family members and others. I can also adapt the training to fewer hours to meet your needs. Please inquire about how this effective communication technique can be beneficial to your group or on Facebook at
Growing your branches
Continue your education with these online resources - many are free - some are nominal charges.
I caution you though, this info can be overwhelming. Pace yourselves, and always put your recovery first!
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