Helping reduce drug & alcohol use in Cheshire County

Monadnock Alcohol & Drug Abuse Coalition

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Providing prevention education to schools and communities, and referrals to treatment and recovery services in Cheshire County.

Our goals are:

  • Reducing substance misuse among youth and adults
  • Strengthening collaborations within our community to support prevention activities

Volunteers are the key component to our success. A variety of volunteer and internship opportunities are available. Please visit our volunteer page to see how you can help.

MADAC serves the following New Hampshire Communities:

  • Gilsum
  • Harrisville
  • Keene
  • Marlborough
  • Marlow
  • Nelson
  • Richmond
  • Roxbury
  • Sullivan
  • Stoddard
  • Surry
  • Swanzey
  • Troy
  • Fitzwilliam
  • Westmoreland
  • Chesterfield

MADAC Annual Meeting September 28
3pm to 6pm
Keene State College, Mountain View Room, inside the Young Student Center. 

Event Agenda:

3:00 p.m. -3:15 p.m. - Networking

3:15 p.m. -3:20 p.m. -Michelle Morrow, Keene State College Coordinator of Alcohol & Other Drug, Prevention, Treatment & Education Services - Welcome & Housekeeping

3:20 p.m. -3:30 p.m. - John Manning, Southwestern Community Services CEO – Update on 1115 Waiver & Introduction to David Mara

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.- David Mara, Governor's Adviser on Addiction and Behavioral Health- SUD Prevention at the state *Questions & Answers

4:00 p.m. -4:45 p.m. -Natalie Neilson, Continuum of Care Facilitator for the Greater Monadnock Region, Center for Population Health Strategy and Practice, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene- Understanding Substance Use Disorder: A Brain Disease *Questions & Answers

4:45 p.m. -5:00 p.m. - Sarah Johnston, MADAC Director/Coordinator- MADAC Highlights & Recognition

5:00 p.m. -5:10- p.m.- Partner Highlights

5:10 p.m. -5:55 p.m. -Jeff Saari, Business and Life Coach at Jeff Saari Coaching; KSC Faculty-Adjunct -The STARR Model: Understanding How to Turn Stress into Positive Action

5:55 p.m. -6:00 p.m. - Eli Rivera, Cheshire County Sheriff- Closing Comments & Adjourn

Hors d'oeuvres & refreshments will be served
We hope to see you there!

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Employment opportunities in substance misuse prevention and management:

Controlled Substance Management Network Director:
The purpose of this position is to manage all aspects of the Controlled Substances Management Network. 

Controlled Substances Management Network Team Manager:
The function of this position is to manage and monitor compliance with controlled substance policies in order to facilitate safe, effective prescribing practices.

Emergency Management Coordinator:
This person plans, develops, implements, and evaluates all systems and processes required for emergency management for the campus, including the satellites to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies (including joint commission and CMS) and state and federal laws.

Regional Prevention Network Coordinator/Prevention Specialist:
This position is a full time position of the Monadnock Voices for Prevention, a regional network working together to reduce substance abuse. This person will collaborate with stakeholders to enhance the implementation of a comprehensive community-wide approach to reducing substance use and abuse in the Monadnock region.

Staff Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist
The Counseling Center
Keene State College invites applicants for a Staff Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist in the Counseling Center to provide behavioral and mental health services to enrolled students and all related case management. This is a 10 month benefited position with normal appointment dates from August to May each year. The successful candidate will join a dedicated staff of 5 counselors, 7 graduate-level interns, and 1 administrative support staff.