Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Community of Practice 
The purpose of this CoP is to connect clinicians and other providers with the opportunity to gain knowledge and information and share experiences related to improving services for individuals with a substance use disorder.

2019 Meeting Schedule: January 4, March 29, June 28, September 27 and December 6.

All meetings are held from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Concord area – location to be specified during registration.


Resources & Tools


Presentation & Discussion: Emerging Drug Trends for SUD Treatment Providers – September 27, 2019

  • Presentation Slides
    • Cannabis & Stimulants (Paul Kiernan, LADC, NH Center for Excellence)
    • Practice Perspective (Heather Smith, Keya Doyle and Angela Dunham, Greater Nashua Mental Health Center)
    • Practice Perspective (Sarah Bernier, Families in Transition)
    • Spice & Kratom (Adelaide Murray, NH Center for Excellence)
  • Webinar Recording
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

Presentation & Discussion: ASAM Continuing Care, Transfer and Discharge Criteria – June 28, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Understanding & Using ASAM Criteria in SUD Treatment Planning – March 29, 2019

  • Presentation Slides:
    • Understanding and Using ASAM Criteria in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Planning (Paul Kiernan, LADC Clinical Services Specialist, NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services)
    • Treatment Planning at Concord Hospital (Stephanie Heath, MLADC & Ashley Halabi, CRSW, Concord Hospital)
    • NH Doorways (Russell Keene, MBA, State Opioid Response, NH Department of Health & Human Services)
  • Webinar Recording (Please note: sound doesn’t work until minute 25:56)
  • Follow-Up Questions & Answers

Presentation & Discussion: Prior Authorization for Substance Use Disorder TreatmentJanuary 4, 2019

In-Person: Insurance Planning Meeting – May 11, 2018

In-Person: Planning Meeting – March 1, 2018

Webinar: Review & Application of Key Components of Treatment Planning – January 10, 2017

Webinar: How to Apply a Severity Rating to Each of the Dimensions – August 4, 2016

Webinar: Kick-Off Webinar – May 5, 2016