Smoking Causes One in 10 Deaths Worldwide
Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries: China, India, the US and Russia. Researchers said mortality could rise further as tobacco companies aggressively target new markets, especially in the developing world.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Youth and Tobacco Use: 
Each day in the United States, more than 3,200 youth aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette, and an additional 2,100 youth and young adults become daily cigarette smokers. Click on the link to read the entire report.

There's Not Always Smoke Where There's Fire - Parenting, NH, article from April 2017

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Research Report Series: Tobacco Addiction:

DrugFacts: Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes) - (provided by NIDA, revised May 2016)

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults - Fact Sheet from a report of the Surgeon General, December 2016.

Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People - new website based on the December 2016 U.S. Surgeon General's report on this topic. Very interactive and informative!

Helpful Links

Counseling Services:

Seacoast Mental Health Center – Promoting recovery since 1963

Webster Place Recovery Center – Where recovery works

Drug Information Facts:


MDMA Research Report

Molly Fact Sheet

Family Support:

Families First – Support for families, health care for all.

A Safe Place – Saving lives and creating futures

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

Boys Town – Saving children, healing families.

NIEHS Activities – Spend time with you child and have some fun – Games, Puzzles, Experiments

Family Day – Family dinners are an effective way to help keep America’s kids substance free


Drug Free NH is a collaborative effort of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. – Find the support, tools, resources, & answers you need as a parent or guardian.

PARENTS. The Anti-Drug.

CADCA – Building drug-free communities

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free

New Futures – Advocate, educate, collaborate to reduce alcohol and other drugs in New Hampshire.

National Organization for Youth Safety

Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention

Free Online Alcohol Prevention Course for Parents

Talking to Kids: Drug and Alcohol Help Resources

National Alliance for Marijuana Prevention – Top Ten reasons. The issues are complicated, the answer is simple. - An informational site with in depth guides and resources about addiction and ways to seek recovery.

Self Injury Prevention:

S.A.F.E. Alternatives – Self Abuse Finally Ends

Suicide Prevention:

The Connect Project – Training professionals and communities and suicide prevention and responses

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Alliance on Mental Illness


Granite Pathways Regional Access Points: Regional Access Point Services is a statewide network, accessible by phone or in person to help New Hampshire residents struggling with addiction, to get the timely, supportive services they need; helping both individuals and families navigate the complex systems of care to real solutions.

Road to a Better Life – Free yourself from your struggle with dependence. Nine locations throughout New Hampshire: Somersworth, Newington, Merrimack, Concord, Plymouth, North Conway, Littleton, Wolfeboro and Lebanon.

Addiction Recovery Services – Evidence-based treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health symptoms. Portsmouth and Salem, NH locations. Intensive Outpatient Programs and Aftercare offered.

NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator - Treatment for problems with alcohol or drug abuse is available. Find a provider in your area.

SAMHSA - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Opioid Treatment Program Directory.

Addiction Center: Helping you find an inpatient drug rehab in New Hampshire.