Local Community Coalitions & Initiatives
The Substance Misuse and Addiction Leadership Team is working to develop improved capacity and strategies to prevent and reduce substance abuse through this Community Health Improvement Plan. Regional assets and opportunities for supporting this work include:
The Partners in Prevention (PIP) Regional Network provides support to local coalitions and prevention providers working to reduce the impact of substance abuse and suicide on individuals and families in our region.
Horizons Counseling Center has partnered with many other Belknap County stakeholders to develop and implement the Belknap County Recovery Court to address the connection between addiction and crime.
Horizons is also working with LRGHealthcare to expand access to medical assisted treatment for individuals with opiate addiction.
Currently, there are three active local community coalitions in the region and interest is building in other communities. Local coalitions include:
o Gilford Drug & Alcohol Task Force
o Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force (www.franklinnh.org)
o Stand Up Laconia (www.standuplaconia.com)
Efforts are guided by a community engagement model that benefits from the participation of six core community sectors who are both impacted by substance use disorders and who play a valuable role in community-based and sector-specific best practice efforts. The six sectors are identified as: Business, Education, Health, Safety, Government and Community Based Supports.