CONCORD — In the midst of the ongoing addiction crisis, New Hampshire’s substance use disorder providers have suffered significant financial losses since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released this week by New Futures, a Granite State’s health policy and advocacy organization. The report, which includes the results of a survey of New Hampshire’s substance use treatment and recovery organizations, shows that more than 80 percent of responding providers have experienced significant financial hardship due to COVID-19, with average billing losses of more than $21,000 since January.

“While significant progress has been made against the addiction epidemic, New Hampshire’s continued success depends on the long-term stability and financial solvency of substance use disorder treatment providers,” said New Futures’ President and CEO, Michele Merritt. “This report highlights the devastating impact of COVID-19 on critical providers, who are hemorrhaging funds at a time when their services are so desperately needed.”

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