Drug, Alcohol, Detox and Treatment Resources

Dover, New Hampshire has a lot going for it. Its location on the Piscataqua River only a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean means that residents and visitors have plenty of opportunity for water recreation and fishing. The town boasts thriving urban, suburban and rural areas. Dover’s town center offers numerous civic amenities, including pools, clubs and sports teams. The town’s museums and libraries are well-stocked, while the dining opportunities are abundant.

Dover has its share of problems, too, behind the quaint New England exterior. Many residents of the area are finding themselves struggling with abuse of alcohol, drugs or both. An over-reliance on providing narcotic prescriptions for anxiety and pain relief has caused many people to begin misusing these substances, often mixing pills in dangerous ways without realizing their error. It doesn’t take long for an opioid to take a physical hold on some people, who then have issues with use disorders through no intent or desire on their part to become people with substance misuse issues.

If you or someone you love has found themselves in a situation where they have increased their dosages beyond recommendations, they may be developing a substance misuse problem. If you or someone you love has turned to street drugs because you can’t get opioids legally (or they no longer work for you), you may have a substance use issue. You may feel all sorts of emotions when you realize there’s a problem. This is completely normal. But shame, guilt, despair, hopelessness and anger can’t change your situation or help you recover. You need professional, compassionate help to fight your substance use disorder. You aren’t a bad person, just a very human one.

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 Dover, NH

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Dover, New Hampshire

Politicians and other leaders are taking note of the opioid overdose epidemic. Throughout the United States, programs and resources are being developed to respond to the problem in constructive ways. In and around Dover, and throughout New Hampshire, you’ll find facilities and treatment programs designed to help people who want to recover from substance use disorders. This is a health care issue, so many treatment programs are handled in health care settings. There are three types of recovery strategies in Dover drug treatment facilities.

Residential Treatment Programs

Residential drug rehab centers in Dover, NH are the most intensive treatment experience. You check into the facility as a hospital inpatient, and you live there full time while you receive treatment. For the length of your program, you eat, sleep and work your schedule of recovery sessions at the Dover drug treatment facility. Oftentimes, you’ll be administered medical and behavioral treatments, which can include prescription medications in some cases. You may engage in group and individual therapy to work out the conditions and environments that led to your alcohol or drug misuse.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization rehab follows a structured order of sessions and classes just as the inpatient drug rehab in Dover, NH does. You often eat and have therapy at the facility. The intensive work can take as much time as a full-time job to complete. You may be administered treatments and medications. The main difference between partial hospitalization and residential drug rehab center in Dover, NH is that you get to go home after your recovery work is done each day when you’re on the partial hospitalization plan.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

People who don’t want to stop progress on their careers or degrees often choose to enroll in an outpatient drug rehab center in Dover, NH. The hours required for the program are often not as intense as those required for the residential or partial hospitalization plans. Parents and pet owners who wish to be involved in the care of their dependents also often choose this type of recovery plan. If you’ve completed a residential rehab program recently or in the past, you may wish to enroll in an outpatient plan to sustain your progress and stay on track.

Drug rehab centers in Dover vary from facility to facility. Depending on the complexities of your substance misuse problems and your resources, you’ll be guided into the program that fits best with your responsibilities and coverage.

Dover Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Detoxification (detox) is usually the first step in the process of recovering from substance use disorder. To be ready for a rehab program, you must be physically stable. This means all the substances you misuse must be released from the body through withdrawal. When you stop using alcohol and drugs, they begin to flush out of your system with your normal bodily processes. However, long-term addiction to alcohol or drugs can make withdrawal very uncomfortable and even life-threatening when a person tries to manage this step alone. Dover drug detox centers are far safer, since you’re medically monitored. Some people receive detox help in the form of therapy and medication to relieve symptoms and anxiety.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Dover

Recovery meetings reinforce the notion that recovery is possible. Many people have unrealistic expectations about what recovery will be like. Some recovering people need social interaction because they’ve lost friends before or during their drug treatment process in Dover. For many people, holidays and nighttime are really tough to manage all alone, too. Recovery meetings help all kinds of people find solace, fellowship and support. At recovery meetings, no one will judge you. You’re welcome to share as much or as little as you choose until you find a group that meets your needs.

AA Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

As one of the oldest recovery organizations in the world, AA has meetings all over the globe. There are meetings held at the toughest times, like on weekend nights, Sunday mornings and on holidays when people are often at their lowest points. Through honest self-reflection, service and social interaction, AA can help people with drinking problems. Members are encouraged to take the rough moments one step at a time. Each member is honored when they meet important milestones. One’s relationship with and submission to a higher power is encouraged and supported by AA groups.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
5 Hale St.
Dover, NH 03820

Triangle Club
120 Broadway
Dover, NH 03821

Clean Sweep Group
1 Washington St.
Dover, NH 03820

NA Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is open to anyone with drug issues. “One day at a time” is a common mantra for this organization, too. Every member is encouraged to follow a 12-step program of recovery and redemption. Events and activities are arranged in some groups, while other groups are devoted to education about drug misuse. Spirituality is typically an important part of the NA program, although participants don’t need to belong to any specific faith.

Wentworth-Douglas Hospital
789 Central Ave.
Dover, NH 03820

Tr-City Co-op
55 Summer St.
Rochester, NH 03839

1st Church Congregational
63 South Main St.
Rochester, NH 03867

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART meetings are a bit more difficult to find, since this is a newer recovery organization. Members may be from all types of faiths, or no faiths at all. However, the members rely on science instead of spirituality as they work toward future recovery. SMART supports the use of medications to ease detox and rehab issues with mental and physical discomfort. SMART also promotes a four-point plan of self-reflection and personal growth. All types of use disorders are addressed in SMART meetings, including self-harm and gambling addictions.

SOS Recovery Organization
4 Broadway
Dover, NH 03820

Rochester SMART Meeting
63 South Main St.
Rochester, NH 03867

Safe Harbor
875 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon have one purpose: to help the loved ones of people who have substance use disorders. Al-Anon has no ties to any denomination, party or larger institutions. The groups receive no outside funding, but are self-supporting. You don’t have to pay any dues unless you can do so. At these meetings, you find others who have troubled loved ones in recovery, and you can learn how to manage the emotions you feel around your situation. The fellowship and events raise your spirits.

St. John’s United Methodist
28 Cataract Ave.
Dover, NH 03820

Catch the Wave Group
6 Fountain Ave.
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

Treat your substance use disorder like the health issue that it is. The misuse of medications and alcohol can increase your health risks in many ways. Even if you’ve gone to a Dover drug rehab several times before, it’s okay to try again. A number of treatment options exist, throughout Dover, New Hampshire and other areas of the country.