Addiction and Recovery 

Substance misuse, abuse and addiction impacts individuals, families, and churches in both powerful and subtle ways. Recovery is possible. Resources, information and support are available. 

A Prayer for Recovery

For the Victims of Addiction

O blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you: Look

with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost

their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of

your unfailing mercy; remove from them the fears that beset

them; strengthen them in the work of their recovery; and to

those who care for them, give patient understanding and

persevering love. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer)


Recovery Resources

Recovery Ministries of The Episcopal Church, resources for Churches, Clergy and Lay People)  www.episcopalrecovery.org

Through the Red Door, reflections and essays by Episcopalians in recovery from addiction  www.episcopalrecovery.org/reddoor

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  www.aa.org  

The 12 Steps  http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/twelve-steps-and-twelve-traditions

New Hampshire AA  www.nhaa.org (to search for NH meetings)

New Hampshire AA Hotline 1-800-593-3330

Narcotics Anonymous(NA)  https://www.na.org   

New Hampshire NA  https://gsana.org

New Hampshire NA Hotline  888-NA-HELP-U (888-624-3578)

Heroin Anonymous, including links to NH-based supports  http://www.heroinanonymous.org

Food Addicts Anonymous  http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org

Gamblers Anonymous  www.gamblersanonymous.org

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous  https://slaafws.org

Al-Anon, help for families and people who care for alcoholics, New Hampshire website  http://nhal-anon.org

Codependents Anonymous meeting finder  http://locator.coda.org/index.cfm?page=usStatemeetings.cfm&state=NH

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, resource page for Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment Services   www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/resources.htm

NHDHHS Resource Guide, downloadable guide for NH, www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/guide.htm

National Association on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence  

 

The Episcopal Church's Policy and Resolutions on addiction and recovery 

The Episcopal Church (TEC) offers the following information and resources  http://www.episcopalrecovery.org/resources/Documents/Resolution%202%20Page.pdf

 

Contact: Sandi Albom, sbalbom@comcast.net or The Rev. Susan Ackley, ackleysusan@gmail.com