Opioid Task Force of the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

The Opioid Task Force, formerly the Prescription Drug Task Force, was first convened in 2012 and consists of stakeholders representing business, education, government, health care, emergency services, law enforcement, and community supports. This task force focuses on high priority concerns relative to opioid misuse, identifying and recommending to the Commission needs and strategies for addressing the problem as well as carrying out appropriate action items. Currently, the task force has three goals for the next two years:

  • Reduce the number of people in NH, particularly young adults, who are misusing opioids (non-medical prescription pain relievers and non-pharmaceutical opioids);
  • Reduce harm associated with opioid misuse; and
  • Increase the availability of treatment and recovery support services for people with opioid use disorders.

Please contact the task force chair to confirm meeting schedules and locations.

Meeting Date & Time: Meets second Thursday of every month from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Meeting Location: Community Health Institute, 501 South Street, 2nd Floor, Bow, NH
Task Force Chairs: Seddon Savage (seddon.r.savage@dartmouth.edu), Benjamin Agati (benjamin.agati@doj.nh.gov)
Members: Opioid Task Force Members List


Meeting Materials

2015
January 23 – Agenda & Minutes
February 13 – *No meeting
March 8 – *No meeting
April 3 – Agenda & Minutes
May 8 – Agenda & Minutes
June 12 – Agenda & Minutes
July 10 – *No meeting
August 14 – * No meeting
September 11 – Agenda & Minutes
November 20 – Agenda & Minutes
December 9 – Agenda & Minutes

2016
January 13 – Agenda & Minutes
February 10 – Agenda & Minutes
March 10 – Agenda & Minutes
April 14 – Agenda & Minutes
June 30 – Agenda & Minutes
August 11 – Agenda & Minutes
September 8 – Agenda & Minutes
October 13 – Agenda & Minutes
November 10 – Agenda & Minutes
December – State Plan Work Session

2017
January 12 – Agenda & Minutes
February 22 – Agenda & Minutes
March 9 – State Plan Work Session
April 6 – State Plan Work Session
April 21 – State Plan Work Session
May – No meeting
June 8 – Agenda & Minutes
July 13 – Agenda & Minutes
August 10 – Agenda & Minutes
September 14 – Agenda & Minutes
October 12 – Agenda & Minutes

*This task force has been playing an active role with the implementation of SBIRT and medication-assisted treatment, the heroin campaign, and other related initiatives underway during these meeting dates.