The mission of the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery (the Commission) is to significantly reduce alcohol and drug problems and their behavioral, health and social consequences for the citizens of New Hampshire by advising the Governor regarding the delivery of effective and coordinated substance misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services throughout the state. The Commission duties include:
- Developing and revising, as necessary, a statewide plan for the effective prevention of alcohol and drug abuse, particularly among youth; and a comprehensive system of treatment and recovery services for individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug abuse;
- Promoting collaboration between and among state agencies and communities to foster the development of effective community-based alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs;
- Identifying unmet needs and the resources required to reduce the incidence of alcohol and drug abuse in NH and to make recommendations to the Governor regarding legislation and funding to address such needs; and
- Authorizing the disbursement of moneys from the alcohol abuse and prevention and treatment fund, pursuant to RSA 176-A:1, III.
The Commission meeting schedule and minutes can be found here. The Members List for the Governor’s Commission includes task force chairs. Each of the following task forces assist the Commission in the performance of its duties and are all open to the public. See the Task Force meeting schedule and contact information and a complete list of members serving on each of the task force groups noted below.
- Prevention Task Force
- Treatment Task Force
- Recovery Task Force
- Opioid Task Force
- Perinatal Substance Exposure Task Force
- Healthcare Task Force
- Joint Military Task Force
- Data & Evaluation Task Force
Additional Governor’s Commission Reports: