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Feb 27, 2017 1:09 PM

80 percent of NH clients using in-home addiction treatment program suffer from opioid misuse

Nearly 30 New Hampshire clients are taking advantage of a substance abuse recovery program that uses a home-based approach — many of whom suffer from opioid addiction.

READ: Home-based addiction treatment program launching in NH

Aware Recovery Care (ARC) — offering care to patients in their own homes — launched in New Hampshire in January after finding success with their pilot program in Connecticut which started in 2012.

ARC Vice President Matt Eacott told the Keene Sentinel that they hope to be treating 300 people statewide by the end of the year, which is around the same number of clients being treated in Connecticut.

About 80 percent of the clients ARC works with in New Hampshire are addicted to opioids, but ARC treats those addicted to a variety of substances, Eacott said.

ARC provides a multi-disciplinary team for each client. The year-long programs includes a nurse who regularly goes to a patient's home. The goal is to coordinate the client's current health care providers to ensure there is a comprehensive treatment plan.

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