Chemical Dependency Services

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive therapeutic environment that assists patients in crisis stabilization and/or detoxification. We work intensively with patients on their treatment goals to assure a quick return to their family and community supports. With the patient's permission, family members are encouraged to participate in their treatment with the focus on education and aftercare planning.

Inpatient Services

Detoxification from Addictive Substances

  • Acute, inpatient medical detoxification where each patient is closely monitored by our nurses and doctors 24 hours a day
  • Safe medical withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, and/or benzodiazepines
  • Using safe, state-of-the-art medications, our detoxification protocols are specific for abused chemicals, including alcohol and poly-substance abuse
  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone) detoxification is available, as appropriate, for opiate withdrawal under the direction of certified physicians
  • Other detoxification medications may be used, depending on the individual patient and their specific addiction
  • Inpatient Chemical Dependency Detoxification for adults (Including Buprenorphrine detoxification)
  • Each patient's medical condition is carefully monitored to ensure safe and effective treatment
  • Educational groups when the patient's medical condition is within acceptable guidelines

Treatment Team

Board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, licensed drug and alcohol counselors, case managers, and milieu counselors work directly with each patient on a daily basis to provide a safe environment, treatment and education. Board-certified family practice doctors provide consultation on a daily basis for medical issues. Consultations for other special medical concerns are available, as needed.

Treatment Program Components

Our Chemical Dependency treatment services, provided by our specialized staff, also include:
  • Group therapy, including coping skills, relapse prevention, and alcohol/drug education
  • Educational groups with a focus on maintaining sobriety
  • AA meetings to provide an introduction to the 12 step self-help program
  • Each patient works with their social worker to plan aftercare services, including referrals to therapeutic substance abuse-centered treatment programs
  • Family meetings facilitated by the social worker

Transition Services

Recovery Matters: Residential Treatment

Recovery Matters is a 10-bed residential treatment program offering 24-hour care to adult men and women who are managing substance dependence. At Recovery Matters individuals are provided with the education and tools necessary to live a clean and sober lifestyle. Customized treatment plans are developed with an emphasis on building a sober support system, developing solid transition plans, and learning effective coping. Recovery Matters offers three levels of treatment which include:

  • Phase 1: Acute Residential
  • Phase 2: Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Program
  • Phase 3: Partial Hospitalization Program - (day treatment program that runs for 6 hours per day)
  • Learn more about the levels of treatment

Placement in any one of the treatment levels is determined by a clinical evaluation.

The Recovery Matters Treatment Team

Our highly skilled and compassionate team is available to assist individuals in developing a recovery plan that is right for them. Our team is comprised of master’s level clinicians, licensed drug and alcohol counselors, psychiatrist, nurses, recreational therapists, and counselors)

Recovery Matters Facility

The Recovery Matters Program

Recovery Matters is a highly structured group program that consists of at least 6 therapeutic groups per day in addition to individual therapy with a clinician, family meetings and individual sessions with the psychiatrist as needed.

Treatment groups consist of community meetings (twice/day) addiction education, coping skills, relapse prevention, life skills, men’s/women’s group, process groups, experiential learning groups, leisure/recreation groups, medication education, recovery topics, family groups, and support meetings (like AA/NA).

Access to the Recovery Matters Program

Individuals can access the Recovery Matters program directly as an outside referral, or as a step-down from a detoxification program. Please contact the admissions department at Hampstead Hospital (603) 329-5311 for more information or to schedule a phone screening for Recovery Matters. For those individuals accepted into the program, see which items/belongings you are allowed to bring with you to the program.

Quitting Time: Intensive Outpatient Program

Quitting Time provides chemically dependent clients with the opportunity to keep their daily routine and stay on the job, while receiving the recovery treatment services and support necessary for maintaining sobriety.

Quitting Time provides clients with a more intensive number of therapeutic sessions over a shorter period of time than many traditional alcohol and drug treatment programs. Our clients find that our program is convenient and cost-effective and allows them to maintain the routine of their daily lives.

Access to the Quitting Time Program

Quitting Time can be accessed directly through outside referral, or as a step-down from our hospital inpatient Chemical Dependency Detoxification Program.

Quitting Time accepts most of the major insurance products listed on our Health Insurance Information page. Please call 603-329-5311 to speak with our Quitting Time Intake Coordinator regarding questions about your insurance or our program.

About Our Program

Quitting Time provides intensive group treatment designed to enhance motivation toward recovery, improve personal insight and provide education to all clients. Our goal is to help our clients build coping skills, manage and prevent relapse, and enhance recovery supports. Quitting Time program objectives also support client attendance at 12-Step meetings.

Family Groups:

Clients are strongly encouraged to have family and/or primary supports involved in their treatment. On Monday evenings, a multi-family group is offered for family and/or primary supports. The focus of this group is to gain education on the progression of abuse and addiction, address the impact of use on their family, and work toward improving family/supportive relationships. Separate family meetings can also be scheduled with a program clinician to accommodate family members unable to attend group sessions and to provide additional support to the family.

Educational and Process Groups:

  • Increase clients understanding and awareness of the development and progression of abuse and addiction
  • Identify internal and external triggers to the use of drugs or alcohol
  • Develop personal coping skills and strategies
  • Identify connections to sober support systems, including introduction to the 12-step recovery process
  • Improve relationships and communication with family and other primary supports
  • Explore the link between mental health issues and addiction including use of safe medications

        Specific groups include:

    • Families and Healthy Relationships/Family Group Night
    • Mental Health and Addiction; Neurobiology of Addiction
    • Men's and Women's issues and Aftercare Planning
    • Relapse Prevention and 12-step education

Individual Treatment and Consultation

Each patient meets individually with a clinician at the time of evaluation to create treatment plan goals. Clients can also schedule individual meetings with program staff outside of group times.


  • Quitting Time does not offer medication management, but will coordinate with each client's outpatient medication prescriber to discuss medication issues and treatment needs
  • Clients on approved maintenance medication (i.e., Suboxone, Subutex) with a licensed provider are accepted into the Quitting Time Program

Our Program Schedule:

Phase One is 4 weeks on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am-12:30 pm or 6 pm - 9:30 pm. Phase Two is a once weekly aftercare group from 6 pm - 7 pm on Mondays. Phase II concludes after 4 weeks but is available ongoing to alumni of the program. An ongoing muti-family education group is offered on Monday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm.

Our Staff

Quitting Time is facilitated by Master's Level Clinicians who specialize in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse and depemdence.

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