Drug, Alcohol, Detox and Treatment Resources

Concord is a historic community in Merrimack County that’s the proud home of the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Residents enjoy outdoor recreation at the aptly named Horseshoe Pond, nearby Penacook Lake and at several locations along the Merrimack River. When the weather turns cool, there’s still plenty to do at the Red River Theater, the Capitol Center for the Arts or at one of the shopping plazas.

Unfortunately, the city is also under attack from the same substance abuse problems that are plaguing the rest of the state and country. Prescription pain medications have taken the lives of more than 183,000 people in the U.S. between 1999 and 2015. Adding to the increase in narcotics deaths, the vast availability of alcohol is adding temptation for people struggling with addiction. Law enforcement officials can’t control the legal use of alcohol, but they can work to reduce the number of illicit drugs on the street. They have increased the penalties for physicians who overprescribe pain medications and cracked down on anyone who sells prescriptions.

If you have an alcohol or drug dependence, seek help. Experts understand that it is not a moral failing or criminal behavior. Addiction is a chronic medical condition that is treatable. To learn more about the different rehabilitation choices in Concord, continue reading this guide.

Our Closest Facility:
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The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper Drug & Alcohol Rehab
761 Cuthbert Boulevard Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
The Recovery Village – IAFF Center of Excellence does not operate in the state of New Hampshire. Our closest treatment facility can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help & Recovery in Concord, NH

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Concord, New Hampshire

Opioid addiction leaves a void in every community it touches, and Concord is no different. Between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, the city in Merrimack County had between 101 and 200 Narcan doses administered. Your addiction doesn’t have to end in jail or an overdose. Treatment is available and can help you recover and lead a happy, productive and sober life. These options include Concord drug and alcohol rehab programs.

Residential Treatment Programs

There are two different residential treatment plans, short- and long-term. The first is an intensive, highly structured program that lasts three to six weeks. It often begins with detoxification and is followed by a partial hospitalization or outpatient program. Another, less common choice is a long-term community-based residential program. These usually aren’t a choice until after the three to six-week inpatient program is complete and better serves patients with multiple conditions, such as dual addictions or a substance use problem with a concurring mental disorder that needs a more specialized treatment plan. Long-term stays last 6 to 12 months. For both programs, patients attend several sobriety meetings and individual therapy sessions on a daily basis.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs are a good way to ease back into your community with some of the same supports from your inpatient program. Patients spend four to six hours per day taking part in recovery meetings, therapy appointments and group discussions to improve their interpersonal communication, relaxation techniques and employment skills. Patients don’t stay overnight at the facility. Instead, they return to their home communities and come back the next day. These can last three to six months. The goal is to reduce the number of hours you spend at the center until you can move to an outpatient program.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

It’s alright to ease your way into returning to your home community. An excellent way to do this is at an outpatient center. Outpatient programs allow you to set up a treatment plan with an addictions counselor that outlines a specific number of AA or NA meetings you should to attend per week to have the adequate amount of support during this step in your recovery. As your needs change, the counselor will reduce your attendance requirement until you complete the program.

The right treatment center can make all the difference in your recovery. As you review each plan, carefully weigh the strengths and weaknesses of each. Don’t rush the decision, although time is crucial. Making an informed decision is as equally important. Consider Concord drug and alcohol treatment facilities and other options outside of town.

Concord Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Often the first step to sobriety is detoxification. This is the process of removing all the toxins from your body so that you can begin the next level of treatment with a clear mind. While all drugs have withdrawal symptoms, not everyone needs a detox. For example, people who are addicted to cocaine will have intense cravings as it leaves their bodies, but outside of some irritability, there are no long-lasting physical symptoms. On the other hand, opioids, meth and heavy drinking withdrawal can come with painful, unpleasant symptoms.

These symptoms are so painful that it’s often the reason why people stop treatment or don’t seek help in the first place. Experts stress that patients who undergo medically assisted withdrawal reduce their chances of a relapse. For example, as opioids leave your body you may experience anxiety, sweating, sleep issues and muscle pains in the first 72 hours. Then, the second wave of symptoms brings diarrhea, vomiting, cramping, shakiness, clammy skin and chills. In a hospital setting, physicians can prescribe medications to reduce and even eliminate these symptoms, making withdrawal more tolerable.

Although there are a few Concord drug and alcohol detox programs, you may want to consider a private, national network of rehab facilities that offer several levels of treatment including detox in one location. These centers have a full, dedicated staff to help you through every step of your rehabilitation.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Concord

Once you commit to a drug or alcohol rehab in Concord, your journey isn’t over. The key to reducing your chances of a setback is through aftercare and continuing treatment. While you don’t need to go to daily meetings, attending regular sobriety group sessions is an excellent way to stay on the right path. People in recovery that are active in sobriety organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are usually the most successful in their rehabilitation.  Learn about aftercare, including different groups and where you can find local meetings in Concord:

AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is free and open to anyone who wants to stop drinking. Since 1935, the organization has helped millions of people around the world fight addiction and find sobriety. Using a 12-step program, members admit that alcohol is controlling their lives and that the only way to recover is to put their faith in a higher power. Although the group is spiritual, it is non-denominational.

New Hampshire Technical Institute
31 College Dr.
Concord, NH 03301

Good Orderly Discussion
45 Main St.
Chichester, NH 03258

Bring Your Own Coffee Group
27 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301

NA Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Like AA, NA is an organization dedicated to helping people stay sober. With the guidance of the 12-step program, members admit that they have lost control of their lives to drugs and seek the power to regain that control through a higher power. Meetings allow members to find support, new resources and sober companionship through each other.

Episcopal Church
1 Hood Rd.
Derry, NH 03038

Marion Garrish Community Center
39 W. Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

Derry Friendship Center
6 Railroad Ave.
Derry, NH 03038

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery Meetings

It’s important to understand that SMART Recovery isn’t a 12-step program. Instead, the program is an alternative to the traditional AA and NA sobriety groups. Using a four-point program, the organization’s purpose is to support men and women who are struggling with addictive behaviors. Rather than concentrate on the type of substance, SMART Recovery focuses on teaching members to find the power to change from within themselves. They approach sobriety with a scientific base and encourage members to learn new ways to resist urges and lead a well-balanced, satisfying life.

Concord Meeting
100 Hall St.
Concord, NH 03301

Concord Hospital 5th Floor Fresh Start
250 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301

Manchester Recovery Community Center
140 Central St.
Manchester, NH 03103

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

When your loved one is hurting from addiction, you are probably in pain, too. While it may not be the same physical pain of withdrawal symptoms, it’s the emotional flood that comes with loving someone struggling with alcohol or drug dependence. Although you may feel alone, you aren’t. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are two excellent organizations dedicated to helping families and friends of addicted individuals find comfort in each other and see a future with hope.

Concord Hospital-5th Fl. Ste. 5400
280 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301

Journey To Serenity
29 Northwest Blvd.
Nashua, NH 03063

As you search for a Concord drug or alcohol rehab center, you should consider expanding the hunt to nearby cities. Although there are plenty of facilities in Concord, this is an important decision, and you need all the information available to make an informed choice. Another possibility is a private, national network of substance abuse treatment centers. These rehabs offer different levels of therapy in a healing environment at several locations across the country.