Are you concerned about your use of alcohol or other drugs?

Are you effected by the emotional problems of a parent’s or significant other’s use of alcohol or other drugs?

Are you concerned about a friend’s use of alcohol or other drugs?

We are committed to providing an environment that encourages responsibility for your own health and promotes healthy, low-risk choices. All on-campus activities are substance free, and smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Free smoking cessation assistance is available through the NHTI Health Services Office for NHTI students, faculty, and staff.

NHTI is a participating member of the New Hampshire Higher Education Alcohol and Other Drug (NHHEAOD) Committee. We also have an on-campus Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Coalition. 

Where Can I Turn For Help?

You may find helpful resources on the NHTI Counseling Helpful Links page. On campus, contact Health and Counseling Services in the Student Center, room 103. Health Services at telephone (603) 230-4043. Counseling Services telephone (603) 230-4043. AA meetings are held regularly on the NHTI campus. See the calendar in the weekly Campus Comments newsletter for times and locations.

A drug is any chemical that enters the human body and can cause some alteration in the function of the body’s physical or mental system.

Drug misuse is the unintentional or inappropriate use of either a social or prescription drug resulting in impaired physical, emotional or social well-being, or which is illegal

Drug abuse is the deliberate or unintentional use of a drug that results in any degree of impairment of the user, the user’s family, or society in general.

Characteristics Chemical Dependency

  • Increase in tolerance of drug
  • Sneaking of drug
  • Blackouts
  • Avoidance of reference to personal use of drug
  • Guilt
  • Preoccupation with using drug
  • Aggressive and grandiose behaviors
  • Persistent remorse
  • Repeated failures to control drug use
  • Repeated failures to uphold promises and resolutions
  • Short periods of abstention
  • Protection of drug supply
  • Disapproval from others
  • Avoidance of family and friends
  • Self-pity
  • Work and money problems
  • Violent acts
  • Loss of interests other than drug
  • Unreasonable resentments
  • Attempts to escape geographically, psychologically, or socially
  • Loss of job
  • Neglect of eating
  • Loss of sexual drive
  • First entry to hospital or other treatment center
  • Decrease in tolerance of drug
  • Long periods of intoxication
  • Physical, mental, and moral deterioration
  • Vague spiritual desires
  • Exhaustion of excuses
  • Admission of defeat
  • Seeking of treatment
  • Investment in treatment and rebuilding of family