Recent press clips

Union Leader (04/11/17) - Bradley wants to put the criminal back in pot decriminalization

NHPR (04/11/17) - N.H. Senate Weighs Whether to Loosen State's Marijuana Laws

Union Leader (03/25/17) - NH alcohol fund faces repeal effort

NH Journal (03/23/17) - House Finance Committee Takes Ax to Gov. Sununu’s Budget Proposal

Concord Monitor (03/ /17) - Editorial: A costly vice for the state

SAM, Smart Approaches to Marijuana Policies (3/17/17) - Marijuana Legalization Bill Defeated in New Hampshire

Union Leader (3/16/17) - NH Business Newsreel: BIA to host legislative forum in Concord

NHPR (02/28/17) - Will Stricter Penalties for Dealers Help Stem N.H.'s Drug Epidemic?

NHPR (02/17/17) - Loosening N.H.'s Marijuana Laws Gets Broad Support During House Hearing

NH Journal (02/15/17) - Dems. Criticize Sununu for Not Fully Funding Alcohol Fund, but Previous Dem. Govs. Also Didn’t Fully Fund It

Concord Monitor (02/12/17) - Sununu’s budget proposal includes funding boost for developmentally disabled 

New York Times (02/10/17) - Addiction Treatment Grew Under Health Law. Now What?
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Seacoast Online (02/09/17) - Share concerns over possible repeal of ACA

NH Journal (02/08/17) - Advocates Say Fully Financing NH Alcohol Fund is Crucial To Stopping Opioid Crisis

NH Public Radio (02/08/17) - What to Watch For as New Hampshire's Budget Season Gets Underway

Union Leader (02/07/17) - Legislators urged to restore law that funded drug treatment programs

Concord Monitor (02/07/17) - Lawmakers add money to alcohol fund for substance abuse treatment

WMUR (02/07/17) - Advocates urge lawmakers to fully fund longstanding state commitment to alcohol, drug abuse prevention, treatment

Union Leader (02/07/17) - Needle exchange bill gets backing in Concord

NH Senate (02/07/17) - RELEASE: Senator Kahn Advocates Full Funding of State’s Alcohol Fund to Provide Critical Prevention and Treatment Resources

NHPR (02/02/17) - Loosening N.H.'s Marijuana Laws Gets Broad Support During House Hearing

Union Leader (02/02/17) - Bill to decriminalize pot has bipartisan support

Concord Monitor (02/01/17) - After 10 years, N.H. opposition to marijuana decriminalization fading away

Union Leader (01/25/17) - Expansion of medical marijuana program debated at State House


Concord Monitor (12/31/16) - “It’s blowing my mind” – Authorities see dramatic rise in meth use in Concord

Concord Monitor (11/27/16) - Debate to decriminalize marijuana in New Hampshire reignited

NH Public Radio (11/22/16) - As Neighbors Legalize Marijuana, N.H. Advocates See Opening for Decriminalization

Kaiser Health News (12/06/16) - Medicaid Coverage For Addiction Treatment Varies Dramatically

Business NH Magazine (11/20/16) - Restore NH's Alcohol Fund

Concord Monitor (11/16/16) - Change Direction discussion highlights connection between mental health issues and addiction

Concord Monitor Editorial (10/30/16) - Editorial: Van Ostern is clear choice for governor

Foster's Daily Democrat (10/27/16) - Big Issues for Somersworth Candidates

Concord Monitor (10/22/16) - With few guidelines regulating sober houses in N.H., local communities often dictate whether they can be built

NH Labor News (10/14/16) - Van Ostern Joins Bipartisan Group of Legislators to Discuss Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

Seacoast Online (10/09/16) - Hope on Haven Hill nearly ready to open

NH Labor News (10/07/16) - Select Van Ostern Clips From Wednesday’s NECN Gubernatorial Debate

NH Public Radio (10/07/16) - In Sandown, Trump takes questions from invite-only crowd

NHPR (10/06/16) - Trump's Comments on N.H. Drug Crisis Earn Pushback from State Advocates

Concord Monitor (10/05/16) - New Futures criticizes Trump’s heroin comments ahead of N.H. visit

Concord Monitor (09/25/16) - A closer look at N.H. pharmaceutical lobby

UNH Law (09/15/2016) - UNH Law Partners With UNH and New Futures To Develop Guide to Accessing Addiction and Mental Health Services

Keene Sentinel (09/07/16) - Dietsch, Nyquist agree on issues, differ on funding plans in NH Senate debate

Foster's (09/01/16) - Election Profile: Joe Casey

Union Leader (09/01/16) - Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Most candidates are still unknown quantities to voters

Foster's Daily Democrat (08/31/16) - Joe Casey, New Futures have right idea on opioid crisis

NH Alcohol Treatment (08/29/16) - New Hampshire Alcohol Addiction

Joe Casey for NH Senate (08/29/16) - Joe Casey Endorses New Futures’ Five Points for New Hampshire’s Future

WMUR (08/28/16) - CloseUP: Colin Van Ostern on his candidacy for Governor

NH Journal (08/22/16) - The One Policy Issue That Most Gubernatorial Candidates Agree On

NHADACA (08/18/16) - NH hoping to turn the tide in opioid crisis

Concord Monitor (08/18/16) - In Concord, Rep. Kuster discusses opioid crisis with advocates, stakeholders

New Hampshire Public Radio (08/17/16) - While N.H. Drug Treatment Advocates Applaud Lawmakers, They Stress Fight is Not Over

Union Leader (08/16/16) - New Hampshire hoping to turn the tide in opioid crisis

Eagle Tribune (08/15/16) - NH struggling to find doctors to treat addicts - State seeks more funding for opiate crisis

WMUR (08/12/16) - Where 2016 candidates for governor stand on issues

Concord Monitor (08/11/16) - Report says insurers pay far less than Medicare for drug treatment

NHPR (07/19/16) - Why New Hampshire's Medical Marijuana Law Shuts Out People With Chronic Pain

New Hampshire Public Radio (07/18/16) - Foodstuffs: Alcohol Summit Brings Industry, State and Advocates Together.

Seacoast Online (07/12/16) - Community Welcomes Safe Harbor Recovery Center.

Concord New Hampshire Patch (06/28/16) - Policy Director Michele Merritt speaks in favor of Carl's Law at Congresswoman Kuster's announcement of the legislation.

NHCF (06/24/16) - New Futures helped Kriss Blevens find her voice and turn her make-up brush into a power tool for advocacy

New Hampshire Public Radio (06/07/16) - At Recovery Coach Academy, Learning to Help Others Overcome Addiction

Seacoast Online/Portsmouth Herald (05/13/16) - Decriminalization of marijuana would add to current drug crisis

Concord Monitor (04/14/16) - Let’s not add to N.H.’s drug epidemic by decriminalizing marijuana

Eagle Tribune (04/12/16) - Why not Vivitrol? Promising opioid high blocker gets little attention, use

CNHI (04/12/16) - Why not Vivitrol? Promising opioid high blocker gets little attention, use

Concord Monitor (03/29/16) - Report: New Hampshire has third-highest drug deaths per capita in the nation, with little sign of slowing down

Nashua Telegraph (03/22/16) - Hassan names new drug czar

Union Leader (03/21/16) - Governor chooses new drug czar

Concord Monitor (02/26/16) - My Turn: Abandoning Medicaid expansion isn’t an option for New Hampshire

Concord Monitor (02/23/16) - Fact Check: Hassan’s overdose claim rated False

Politifact NH (02/22/16) - Governor Maggie Hassan says drug overdoses are second leading cause of death in New Hampshire

NH Business Review (02/19/16) - Q&A with New Futures’ Michele Merritt

Union Leader (02/6/16) - The Needle and the Damage Done: Drug Abuse Costs NH Nearly $2 billion a year

Concord Monitor (01/31/16) - On the trail: Hillary Clinton keeps the pace with sprawling events

New Hampshire Public Radio (01/28/16) -  NH’s Medicaid Expansion: Where it stands, and where it could be going

Union Leader (01/28/16) – Medicaid expansion draws more than 200 at hearing

Concord Monitor (01/29/16) – Medicaid expansion enrollees testify at State House

(01/05/16) - On the campaign trail in NH, heartbreak over heroin addiction


Laconia Daily Sun (12/21/15) – A program that works – former addicts tell their stories of recovery at city forum

NECN (12/17/15) - Presidential Candidates talk heroin, but New Hampshire lags

NH1 (10/14/15) - Landrigan: Nashua drug forum focuses on solutions, not just talk

Purpose magazine, published by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, highlighted New Futures in the magazine's feature piece.

Our Executive Director Linda Saunders Paquette was featured on the cover, along side individuals, organizations and law enforcement who work collectively, as part of a larger coalition network to find and implement solutions to fight the state's drug and addiction epidemic.

Senator Jeanie Forrester was quoted in the piece commenting that New Futures has been "critical in providing information and education to lawmakers and the public." Sharon Drake of Serenity Place in Manchester describes New Futures as "our eyes and ears in the Legislature."

New Futures Executive Director Linda Saunders Paquette (front row, center right) with coalition partners (from left to right) Col. Robert Quinn of the NH State Police, Dean LeMire of One Voice for Strafford County, Alex Ray of the Common Man Family Restaurants, Dr. Cheryl Wilkie Senior Vice President of The Farnum Center, Tym Rourke, Director of SUD Grantmaking N.H. Charitable Foundation.