Service Types

Many substance use disorder treatment options are available. If you don’t know which service you need, a good first step would be to obtain an evaluation.

New Hampshire providers offer a comprehensive array of services:

Evaluation – Involves meeting with a qualified professional which may be a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC), or other licensed behavioral health specialist who has training in the treatment of substance use disorders. This clinician carefully assesses an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional status; behaviors, including the quantity and frequency of substances being misused; and other information using evidence-based tools. The information collected through this assessment is used to make a recommendation for the type of service that would be most appropriate.

Withdrawal Management (Detoxification) – Clinical and/or medical services to stabilize patients who are undergoing withdrawal.

Outpatient Counseling

  • Individual Outpatient Counseling – Service provided by a clinician to assist an individual to achieve treatment objectives through the exploration of substance use disorders and their effects, including an examination of attitudes and feelings, and considering alternative solutions and decision making with regard to alcohol and other drug related problems.
  • Group Outpatient Counseling – Service provided by a clinician to assist two or more individuals and/or their families/significant others to achieve treatment objectives through the exploration of substance use disorders and their effects, including an examination of attitudes and feelings, and considering alternative solutions and decision making with regard to alcohol and other drug related problems.

Intensive Outpatient Programs – Structured individual and group alcohol and/or other drug treatment services and activities that are provided according to an individualized treatment plan that includes a range of outpatient treatment services and other ancillary alcohol and/or other drug services. Services for adults are provided at least nine hours per week and services for adolescents are provided at least six hours per week.

Partial Hospitalization – Intensive and structured individual and group substance use disorder treatment services and activities for individuals with substance use and moderate to severe co-occurring mental health disorders, including both behavioral health and medication management services as appropriate. Patients must receive at least 20 hours per week of clinically directed services.

Residential Services – On-site full-time programs offering 24-hour support at varying degrees of intensity.

Recovery Support Services – Services provided to an individual and/or their families to help stabilize and support recovery.  Supportive services may include employment services, anger management classes, recovery mentoring/relapse prevention management, peer recovery coaching, care coordination, access to childcare, transportation, sober housing, and other support

Medication Assisted Treatment – Includes medication prescription and management for the treatment of substance use disorders in conjunction with counseling or other treatment services. Common medications include buprenorphine (e.g. Suboxone, Subutex), methadone, naltrexone (e.g. Vivitrol), Campral and disulfiram. MAT can also be used in withdrawal management.  These services can be provided on an outpatient basis by a primary care physician.

Primary Care Services – General medical support provided by a health care provider. This service is delivered within primary care clinics, community health centers, or hospitals.