In a series of public forums this week and next, state and local health officials are addressing questions and uncertainty around New Hampshire’s new addiction treatment system, called The Doorway. As of January 1, the system’s core framework is in place. That includes nine regional offices, supported by the 24/7 statewide 2-1-1 hotline, providing evaluation and referral services for substance use disorders. But critical to the model will be working relationships between those regional offices, often referred to as “hubs,” and the local organizations to which they will refer people for services -- including providers of in-patient and out-patient medication assisted treatment, counseling and peer recovery support. Those relationships are still being...
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At Public Forums on New Addiction Plan, Optimism and Uncertainty