The resources provided in this section are helpful whether you are looking for yourself or a friend, and want to learn more about the health effects of alcohol, marijuana or tobacco on your health.
Are you a healthcare professional looking for resources to support your patients? We’ve collected resources tailored just for professionals.
The Doorway NH
The Doorway NH is a statewide service that supports any NH resident, of any age, with a substance or alcohol concern or issue. By calling 2-1-1, you open the door to a range of services including rapid assessment to determine if there is a substance use disorder diagnosis, supportive services, and connection to the appropriate treatment environment. To access the service anywhere in NH, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, call 2-1-1 or call 1-866-444-4211. The Information and Referral Specialists will connect you to the local Doorway program in your area.
Call or check out their searchable database to find up-to-date and accurate information about any type of service or referral in NH. The helpline is staffed by knowledgeable and helpful Information and Referral Specialists.
What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Pregnancy Fact Sheet – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [PDF, 228 KB]
A fact sheet about marijuana use and pregnancy features statistics from the United States.
Marijuana and Pregnancy Frequently Asked Questions – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Frequently Asked Questions about marijuana use summarized from the perspective of individuals.
Curious if you drink too much? Want to learn about the safe limits of alcohol use and recognize when it is a problem? Find tips and strategies for making a change with your drinking. This website provides resources to help you become aware of how much you are drinking, the harm that drinking can cause, and ways to reduce your risks.
Resource Guides for Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment Services
Review state funded strategies, services and supports for family support, prevention, treatment and recovery.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
This website has friendly facts and support without stigma on alcohol use during pregnancy and fetal alcohol syndrome.
NH Home Visiting
Search for a home visiting program anywhere in NH. Many different types of services are available to guide and assist parents-to-be and parents of young children in the early stages of raising a family. The services are all slightly different but share the same goal of promoting healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes and creating safe and nurturing environments for children and families to thrive. Download a factsheet for health and service providers.
Plan of Safe Care (POSC)
Ensure your patients have the resources they need to safely bring home their new babies. A Plan of Safe Care is a critical tool – not only for every infant born exposed to prenatal substance exposure but for all pregnant/parenting people and their infants. Find the most up-to-date resources (i.e. template, guidelines and flowchart ) related to POSC.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes has information on baby growth and development as well as health information for women on the use of many substances during pregnancy.
Resources to help busy practices implement SBIRT into routine practice with patients. Training resources, demonstration videos and playbooks are available to assist your practice adopt a system to screen all patients for problematic substance use and provide life-saving referrals.
Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Fact Sheet – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [PDF, 452 KB]
A fact sheet about drinking alcohol and pregnancy features statistics from the United States.
Partnership to End Addiction (formerly Partnership for Drug Free Kids)
A website to help families and professionals find important resources to help their loved ones and communities struggling with the challenges of addiction. Call, email or text a helpline specialist for free and confidential specialists for personalized support and coaching or technical assistance to create a course of action.
Therapeutic Cannabis Program
Learn how to qualify, apply and acquire therapeutic cannabis in NH. Read information sheets on important related topics such as Therapeutic Cannabis Laws & Tips for Safe and Responsible Use
Sign up for free, confidential and convenient telephone coaching services to quit any form of tobacco. Enhance services are available for pregnant and post‐partum women. Services are available in English and Spanish with translation for many other languages. A TTY line is, also, available.
The experts behind MotherToBaby have created fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The free fact sheets are available in both English and Spanish. Experts are also available via live chat and email. The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) is the professional scientific society made up of the world-renowned birth defects experts that provide the MotherToBaby service and the researchers that perform the MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies.
NH Medicaid and Private Insurance – medical coverage for substance use disorder
Looking for help? Call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card. Individuals insured by one of the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations or a private, commercial plan have some level of medical coverage for substance use disorder.
The Partnership envisions a New Hampshire where individuals have the information and skills they need to make and support positive, healthy decisions around the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. with our logo and link to the homepage.
You are not alone. You are never far from help. The Doorway connects you to help and services in NH for substance use.
Young adults in NH share their reasons for not over doing it with alcohol. What’s your reason?
2-1-1 NH is the connection for NH residents to the most up to date resources they need from specially trained Information and Referral Specialists.
Resources for Healthcare Professionals
Today is For Me. Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals
This toolkit provides background research and conversation starters for healthcare professionals to engage in meaningful conversations with the people they see who may become or are planning a pregnancy. Request the Toolkit.
At-a-Glance: Perinatal Provider Toolkit
Find the right resources at the right time for patients with perinatal substance use. This PDF provides access to reliable and easy-to-access patient resources based on the online toolkit by the Mid-America Addiction Transfer Center.
The Center for Addiction Recovery in Pregnancy and Parenting (CARPP)
Connect directly with a network of experienced clinicians and researchers working together to support women who are pregnant and parenting through their recovery from addiction and to promote healthy growth and development in their children. CARPP providers are available to answer questions from providers about the care of pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders, as well as their newborns and their children.
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Efforts – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A summary of the CDC’s efforts related to alcohol screening and brief intervention among pregnant patients. This resource includes implementation guides for providers.
Refer you patients to free, confidential and convenient telephone coaching services to quit any form of tobacco. Enhance services are available for pregnant and post‐partum women. Services are available in English and Spanish with translation for many other languages. Access free professional development modules for tobacco treatment.
2022 CDC Clinical Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids
As of October 2022, the U.S. CDC has issued new guidance on the use of opioids for pain treatment, including for pregnant and postpartum patients. Includes recommendations for determining whether or not to initiate opioids; selection and dosing, tapering, assessing risk and mitigating harms, and treating opioid use disorder.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG): Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation During PregnancyFind up-to-date clinical guidance on screening, care and support related to tobacco use for pregnant patients.