Program and Process Improvement

Cover image of a report titled '28 Standards of Excellence for New Hampshire's Recovery Community Organizations', financed by the Department of Health and Human Services. The image features bullet-pointed lists under six distinct domains—structure, staffing, governance, assessment, planning, workforce development, operations, and evaluation—highlighting the guidelines followed by RCOs.

New Hampshire Recovery Community Organization Standards of Excellence

Financed by the Department of Health and Human Services, this report presents the 28 Standards of Excellence followed by New Hampshire’s Recovery Community Organizations.

The standards are organized under six domains, influencing RCOs’ structure, staffing, governance, assessment, planning, workforce development, operations, and evaluation.

Making Connections that Count

“Making Connections that Count” is a comprehensive infographic highlighting the significance of New Hampshire’s Student Assistance Program (SAP). It showcases how SAPs help struggling students by addressing issues like substance misuse, bullying, and poor grades. The visual data demonstrates the positive impact SAP has on students’ health, wellness, and academic performance.

New Hampshire Standards of Excellence for Recovery Community Organizations

Preparing for Your Comprehensive Review

Developed by BDAS, the RCO Standards of Excellence (SOEs) present 28 standards that are intended to guide the practices and development of NH’s RCOs. Across six domains—structure and staffing, governance, assessment and planning, workforce development, operations, and evaluation—the SOEs describe desirable attributes to which RCOs should aspire. The SOEs form the foundation of the RCO Comprehensive Review process.

Cover image of the Standards of Excellence for<br />
Recovery Community Organizations' prep guide

Enhancing Impaired Driving Management: Innovative Practices and Evidence-Based Strategies

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of strategies and interventions for addressing alcohol- and drug-impaired driving offenses. It examines unique and notable administrative rules, evidence-based practices, and innovative programming used in other states. The document covers domains of intervention such as laws, enforcement, prosecution, data collection, and integrated statewide management. With insights from national resources, it offers effective countermeasures and recommendations for combating high-risk impaired driving.

The cover of this impaired driving publication depicts a driver negotiating a busy city street.

Contingency Management Approaches in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Review of Research and Program Implementation

This research brief explores contingency management (CM) as part of a therapeutic approaches to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. These interventions involve providing clients with tangible rewards to reinforce positive behaviors and are based on the principles of operant conditioning. Numerous studies have shown the efficacy of using CM interventions in SUD treatment for diverse populations and for a wide range of psychoactive substances. 

This cover for a publication on the evidence-based practice of continency management features a graphic demonstrating the complexities around reward systems in the brain.

Guidelines and Research for Provision of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Adolescents in Office-Based Settings

This publication discusses expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for adolescent opioid-use disorder (OUD), considering confidentiality, limited data, federal guidelines, state-specific guidance, and research on family beliefs and telehealth with an eye toward reducing stigma and delivering quality care. Important themes are comprehensive treatment, family collaboration, and further research for optimal outcomes.

The cover of this publication features a diverse group of individuals, including adolescents and healthcare professionals, engaged in discussion and collaboration. The image conveys a sense of teamwork and inclusivity in addressing the challenges of adolescent opioid use disorder treatment.

Rapid Oral Fluid HIV Testing for BDAS-Funded Providers

In 2019, SAMHSA urged SUD treatment centers to provide same-day oral HIV testing. New Hampshire now mandates this for BDAS-funded facilities. The NH Technical Assistance Center offers guidance on legal requirements, staff qualifications, and procedures for implementing this program in line with state and federal guidelines.

The cover of this publication features a diverse group of individuals, including adolescents and healthcare professionals, engaged in discussion and collaboration. The image conveys a sense of teamwork and inclusivity in addressing the challenges of adolescent opioid use disorder treatment.