Community Support and Education
Are you concerned about your child’s use of alcohol or other drugs?
Peer Support Groups for Parents of Children, Teens and Young Adults with Substance Use Issues
- Comprised of Peers
- Respectful of others’ views
- Accepting of chemical dependency as a treatable disease of the brain
- Always hopeful
F.A.S.T.E.R. Parent Support Group
(Families Advocating Substance Treatment, Education & Recovery)
The group is held every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry NH
Groups are supported by a contract with N.H. Department of Health and Human Services with funds from U.S.D.H.H.S. The groups are a program of The Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative with New Futures and are funded by a SAMHSA, System of Care Grant, through the Division of Children, Youth and Families.
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Derry Family Support Group
Do you have a loved one who has a mental illness? Are you looking for support?
Come and make important connections to others who: understand the challenges you face, feel the same way you do, have had the same experiences, will help you learn new coping skills and will share their success and strategies with you. The group is coordinated by NAMI New Hampshire.
Meets second and fourth Thursday each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church (Room 29), 145 Hampstead Road, Derry.
Website Helps Parents Know the Facts about Substance Use
Alcohol and drug use amongst youth is a significant issue in New Hampshire. At www.checkthestatsnh.org you will find the information you need to stay informed about the drug and alcohol problems facing the young people of the Granite State and the tools to help keep your kids safe. Did you know that as a parent or caregiver you may have the most influence in your teen or tween’s decision making? Studies show that kids who learn about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs and alcohol than those who do not.
Coping with a Loved One’s Suicide
This peer support group meets every Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead, NH. Anyone who has lost a family member or friend to suicide is welcome to join the group. It is free and peer –facilitated. Call first to confirm meeting on a specific week.