Connect with RISE Recovery During Drug and Alcohol Facts Week!

Mar 19, 2024 | News

Did you know that according to the 2022 United States National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 46.8 million Americans aged 12 and older grappled with a substance use disorder in the past year, with 10.5% facing alcohol use disorders? Additionally, 8 million Americans aged 12 and older encountered both alcohol and drug use disorders simultaneously.

During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, the RISE Recovery Team at Mid-State Health Center wishes to bring awareness to the importance of knowledge around recovery and is here to connect with the community as a resource for individuals seeking support in managing their addiction.

There’s significant stigma surrounding addiction, yet anyone can suffer from substance use disorders. Knowing your resources is the first step in getting help when you, or someone you know, may need it.

In addition to evidence-based treatment options like Intensive Outpatient Programs and Counseling, the RISE Recovery Team offers coping mechanisms, stress management strategies, family support, and assistance with setting boundaries through peer-to-peer support. The team emphasizes the importance of individualized care tailored to each person’s unique needs. They believe in empowering individuals to craft their own path to recovery, free from stereotypes and judgment, all with the goal of improving their quality of life.

Scott Leighton, Program Director, highlighted the importance of recognizing the diverse journeys individuals face in overcoming addiction, stating, “National data ranks NH in the top 10 states for alcohol consumption. Our goal is to be a connection to recovery, and everyone’s journey looks different; it doesn’t matter where you start, it’s how you end up. Come in and talk to us if you would like help making a change in your life.”

Individuals can walk in or call 603-271-6300 to schedule an appointment. The RISE Team also offers free transportation services to and from recovery appointments.

“At Mid-State Health, our goal is to empower individuals to make choices that promote healing and improve their quality of life,” emphasized Leighton.

For those seeking support or more information, Mid-State Health’s RISE Recovery Service Team welcomes individuals to visit their facility located at 28 Main Street, Plymouth, NH.