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Addiction Recovery Nonprofit Organization Calls for More Prevention Efforts
A nonprofit organization has been pushing for an increased focus on the implementation of comprehensive efforts to prevent substance abuse and overdoses in the state.
By: Addiction Now
Founded in 2008, Reality Check has been aiming to reduce the number of drug and alcohol overdoses occurring among the youth in the state of New Hampshire.
Reality Check has offered prevention planning to school districts throughout New Hampshire and promoted the value of increased access to addiction recovery and treatment services as well as a holistic education.
Mary Drew, founder and CEO of the organization as well as a substance abuse prevention skills trainer, recovery coach, member of the New Hampshire Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and fellow of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), stated that while her organization has the support of many local community members, businesses and organizations, there is a need to expand their initiatives and go beyond fundraising.
Reality Check has been supported in part by individual donors, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, SAMHSA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Drew has been promoting the importance of implementing additional prevention initiatives that target the youth of the state, after highlighting staggering New Hampshire drug abuse data.
She explained that the priority now should be on drug abuse prevention strategies for larger school districts and communities but the support the organization has may not be enough and Reality Check is looking for volunteers to contribute to the implementation of more prevention efforts.