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)

Observance of International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

GCEC 2018 Resolution C037 Call to Respond to the Opioid Epidemic calls for action and prayer in the forms of training, pastoral care, advocacy, and liturgy.  The summary  can be found HERE.

The NH Council of Churches website has presented resources for churches and Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church of NH (REMCNH) joins them in encouraging observance in prayer and action. Please visit .

New Resource for Parishes:    

Brochure for Hosting Recovery Groups in your Parish

Being Hosts and Allies to the Recovery Community  


Our 2018 RECOVERY SUNDAY is October 14th or 21st or 28th

Materials for Recovery Sunday 2018

Introductory Letter for Recovery Sunday 2018

Recovery Sunday Eucharist


Suggested Hymns for Recovery Sunday

Biblical Helps for the 12 Steps 

Hymn for Recovery Sunday, by the Rev. Robin Thomas Soller 

Save The Date - Fall Recovery Retreat - November 10, 2018 at Grace Church, East Concord.  8am - 2pm.

  More Information to Follow

Recovery Resources

Full list with links

Bibliography of Spirituality and Recovery Resources

The 12 Steps

The 12 Steps from Narcotics Anonymous

Recovery Ministries of The Episcopal Church, resources for Churches, Clergy and Lay People)

Through the Red Door, reflections and essays by Episcopalians in recovery from addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  

New Hampshire AA (to search for NH meetings)

New Hampshire AA Hotline 1-800-593-3330

Narcotics Anonymous(NA)   

New Hampshire NA

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

Heroin Anonymous, including links to NH-based supports

Food Addicts Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Al-Anon, help for families and people who care for alcoholics, New Hampshire website

Codependents Anonymous meeting finder

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, resource page for Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment Services

NHDHHS Resource Guide, downloadable guide for NH,

National Association on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence,  

What is Substance Abuse Treatment?

Recovery Language and Terminology

Clergy and Leader Resources

Core Competencies for Clergy Working with Addiction and Recovery

Understanding Addiction and Recovery for Clergy

Clergy and the 5th Step

Family Resources


Family Meetings in NH

Family Support Information

Liturgical Resources

Communion Service for People in Recovery

Compline with the 12 Steps

Daily Morning Prayer with the 12 Steps

Daily Evening Prayer with the 12 Steps

Service for People in Recovery

Healing Service for Recovery 

12 Step Intersessions

12 Step Thanksgiving Eucharist

Rite Three, A Celebration of Life in Recovery

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

The Episcopal Church (TEC) offers the following information and resources 


Our first RECOVERY SUNDAY was April 30, 2017

The Recovery Ministries committee of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire set aside Sunday, April 30th, 2017 (Easter 3) as Recovery Sunday in our diocese.  

Introductory Letter for Recovery Sunday 2017

Contact: Sandi Albom, or The Rev. Susan Ackley,