SUD Tx CoP Resources

Welcome to the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Community of Practice!

CoPs provide a forum for you to share your perspectives, explore solutions, connect with your peers, and take away insights to improve your practice.

This CoP connects clinicians, other SUD professionals and other providers working with individuals who have substance use disorders.


Meeting Schedule:

CoP meetings are on the fourth Thursday from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM every other month.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past CoP webinar recordings and other resources and tools

Webinars 2023

Webinar – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) – Practical Considerations
February 23, 2023

Learn how clinicians and medical professionals are using alternative approaches to SUD treatment to treat their clients and improve recovery outcomes.


Dr. Peter Mason is a family medicine doctor in Lebanon, NH, and assistant professor of community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Carol Furlong recently retired as the Director of the Substance Use Disorder Services Department at Elliot Hospital and continues as a consultant in the field of substance use disorder services and program operations. Carol was adjunct faculty at both Rivier College and Springfield College.

Webinar Recording
Webinar Slides

Webinars 2022

Webinar – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) – Personal stories from New Hampshire
October 27, 2022
Meet three individuals who have personally benefited from and are helping others with alternative approaches to SUD treatment.
Webinar Recording
Webinar Slides
NH Registered Syringe Services Programs
NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control – Syringe Services Programs Annual Report 2021

Webinar – Conversations and Connections that Matter: A Professional Networking Event
May 26, 2022
Participants had the opportunity to strengthen their professional network and engage in conversations related to 1) preventing burnout, self care, managing workload, turnover, shifting priorities, 2) staff training, supervision and support, professional licensure, and 3) types of services offered.


Webinars 2020
Presentation & Discussion: Strengthening Connections: The NH Doorway System – June 5, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: Social Determinants of Health & Related Benefits Provided by NH Managed Care Organization – March 6, 2020

  • Presentation Slides
    • Social Determinants of Health & Substance Use Disorders (NH Center for Excellence)
    • Clinically Managed High Intensity Residential Treatment Services (NH Center for Excellence)
    • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid Managed Care (Dr. Sai Cherala, Division of Public Health Services)
    • Delivering the Next Generation of Health Care (AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire)
    • NH Healthy Families SUD Innovations (NH Healthy Families)
    • Social Determinants of Health: Impact on SUD Treatment & Recovery (Well Sense)
  • Webinar Recording
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers
Webinars 2019
Presentation & Discussion: Psychosis and Co-Occurring Disorders: Strategies for SUD Treatment Providers – December 6, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Emerging Drug Trends for SUD Treatment Providers – September 27, 2019

  • Presentation Slides
    • Cannabis & Stimulants (Paul Kiernan, LADC, NH Center for Excellence)
    • Practice Perspective (Heather Smith, Keya Doyle and Angela Dunham, Greater Nashua Mental Health Center)
    • Practice Perspective (Sarah Bernier, Families in Transition)
    • Spice & Kratom (Adelaide Murray, NH Center for Excellence)
  • Webinar Recording
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

Presentation & Discussion: ASAM Continuing Care, Transfer and Discharge Criteria – June 28, 2019

  • Presentation Slides
    • Understanding and Using ASAM Continuing Care, Transfer and Discharge Criteria (Paul Kiernan, LADC, Project Manager, NH Center for Excellence)
    • About Bi-State PCA Services (Mandi Gingras, Retention & Recruitment Coordinator and Michele Peterson, Project Coordinator, Bi-State Primary Care Association) 
  • Additional Handouts: Continuing Service Criteria; Transfer/Discharge Criteria

Presentation & Discussion: Understanding & Using ASAM Criteria in SUD Treatment Planning – March 29, 2019

  • Presentation Slides:
    • Understanding and Using ASAM Criteria in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Planning (Paul Kiernan, LADC Clinical Services Specialist, NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services)
    • Treatment Planning at Concord Hospital (Stephanie Heath, MLADC & Ashley Halabi, CRSW, Concord Hospital)
    • NH Doorways (Russell Keene, MBA, State Opioid Response, NH Department of Health & Human Services)
  • Follow-Up Questions & Answers

Presentation & Discussion: Prior Authorization for Substance Use Disorder Treatment – January 4, 2019

  • Presentation Slides:
    • Insurance Pre-Authorization and Review (NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services)
    • Panel Discussion with Insurance Companies (Harvard Pilgrim/Optum, Cigna, Cenpatico, Beacon Health Options)
    • Provider Perspective (Southeastern New Hampshire Services)
  • Follow-Up Questions & Answers
Webinars 2018
In-Person: Insurance Planning Meeting – May 11, 2018

In-Person: Planning Meeting – March 1, 2018

Webinars 2017
Webinar: Review & Application of Key Components of Treatment Planning – January 10, 2017

Webinars 2016
Webinar: How to Apply a Severity Rating to Each of the Dimensions – August 4, 2016

Webinar: Kick-Off Webinar – May 5, 2016