Recent press clips
Keene Ledger Transcript (05/16/17) - Local and state officials discuss opioid crisis
NH1 (05/09/17) - Sununu and HHS Secy. Price teaming up to hear directly about NH's drug crisis war
New Futures economic report mentioned.
Concord Monitor (05/09/17) - Shaheen and Hassan: Focus on fixing Affordable Care Act, don’t repeal
Concord Monitor (05/09/17) - Trump pledged to solve the opioid crisis, but is proposing to cut programs that combat it
(05/09/17) - New Futures report discusses live on air on
Concord Monitor (05/08/17) - N.H. Loses Billions Each Year Due to Drugs and Alcohol
Union Leader (05/08/17) - Substance abuse report claims addiction has NH's economy on the nod
Senator Hassan (05/08/17) - Senator Hassan Statement on New Futures’ Report Detailing Economic Impact of Alcohol and Drug Misuse
Union Leader (05/07/17) - NH cost of drug, alcohol abuse: $2.36 billion
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
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?
-- This story also appeared in various media outlets across the country including the boston.com.
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
Union Leader (02/07/17) - Needle exchange bill gets backing in Concord
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
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
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.
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
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
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.