For information on current and future Communities of Practice, please go to Community of Practice | New Hampshire Technical Assistance Center ( where you can sign up for a CoP and review resources from past CoPs.

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.

2020 Meeting Schedule: March 6, June 5

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: Strengthening Connections: The NH Doorway System – June 5, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: Social Determinants of Health & Related Benefits Provided by NH Managed Care Organization – March 6, 2020

  • Presentation Slides
    • Social Determinants of Health & Substance Use Disorders (NH Center for Excellence)
    • Clinically Managed High Intensity Residential Treatment Services (NH Center for Excellence)
    • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid Managed Care (Dr. Sai Cherala, Division of Public Health Services)
    • Delivering the Next Generation of Health Care (AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire)
    • NH Healthy Families SUD Innovations (NH Healthy Families)
    • Social Determinants of Health: Impact on SUD Treatment & Recovery (Well Sense)
  • Webinar Recording
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

Presentation & Discussion: Psychosis and Co-Occurring Disorders: Strategies for SUD Treatment Providers – December 6, 2019

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