Information on substance misuse prevention.

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Substance misuse prevention is a process that attempts to prevent the misuse of opioids, other drugs and/or alcohol and to reduce the development of problems associated with substance misuse.  Prevention strategies or programs may focus on the individual or the environment in which they live, work and play.

While prevention efforts are most critical for early childhood, childhood, and adolescence, it is also important to remember prevention needs to be applied across all age groups/lifespan.

New Hampshire’s prevention system includes a variety of prevention strategies and programs at different levels that focus on preventing and reducing substance misuse and its consequences for individuals, families, and communities.  

To learn more about Substance Misuse Prevention in New Hampshire: