Support Groups

 

Second Growth’s support groups for adolescents and young adults are free, confidential, and totally accessible. An experienced, professional counselor facilitates each group, through the generosity of our community sponsors.

Counseling

  • Individual & Family Counseling

    The Second Growth staff provides treatment, counseling, and recovery support to young people and families struggling with the complex issues of addict...

    Individual & Family Counseling

    The Second Growth staff provides treatment, counseling, and recovery support to young people and families struggling with the complex issues of addiction or substance abuse. Our counselors use a compassionate and motivating style to engage clients in conversations about behaviors leading to substance abuse and work to build new skills to develop resiliency for a clean and healthy lifestyle.

    Individual counseling can include:

    Full Assessments

    Urine Screenings

    Motivational Interviewing

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Referrals for additional levels of care, as needed

    Supplemental counseling for medication-assisted treatment for opiate addiction

    Second Growth counselors are a good resource for parents or caregivers concerned about their adolescent’s marijuana, alcohol, or other substance abuse. If your adolescent is not ready for help, it does not mean you should not access support for yourself and your family. Counselors are skilled at reinforcing healthy behaviors and helping parents set clear boundaries to reduce at risk behaviors.

    To schedule an appointment call: 802-295-9800.

  • Better Choices Program

     The Better Choices Program is an early-intervention resource for young people who have been involved in a first offense of substance abuse, violence,...

    Better Choices Program

     The Better Choices Program is an early-intervention resource for young people who have been involved in a first offense of substance abuse, violence, and shoplifting/vandalism.
    The program is a short-term, goal-oriented, skills-building experience that assists participants using an asset-development approach, to:

    Improve their skills for understanding and managing emotions that have created personal challenges
    Expand their network of positive support
    Develop planning and problem-solving strengths needed for greater success in education, employment, arts, or athletics
    Gather essential information about critical areas of risk behavior they need, to make more informed choices
    Engage in an honest look at the impact of their harmful choices and make plans for appropriate reparations

    Better Choices is an adaptable framework for brief intervention of 4-6 sessions, which may be used as individual or group support in school or community settings. The program engages participants in a dialogue about building stronger connections with people, places, and things that matter in their lives. While our approach is free from shame or blame, the program respectfully promotes the development of a greater sense of personal responsibility in each participant. The harm reduction program is built on the belief that delivering the right amount of the right service, at the right time, will best help youth to redirect destructive behavior into truly better choices.

    Please fill out our counseling intake form: 

    To schedule an appointment call: 802-295-9800.

Coaching for Captains

Core Training Dates

Core Training I "Follow the Leader"
Sunday, September 20
Boys: 12 noon-2:45 pm
Girls: 3:00-5:45 pm
Hartford High School Gymnasium

If you miss the First Core Training,
you are invited to a
Coaching for Captains Orientation
Boys & Girls
Thursday, September 24
6:00-8:00 pm
Kilton Public Libraray
West Lebanon, NH

Core Training II "Lead Yourself"
Sunday, November 15
Boys: 12 noon-2:45 pm
Girls: 3:00-5:45 pm
Hartford High School Gymnasium

Huddles

All Huddles are
6:30-8:00 pm
Kilton Library
West Lebanon, NH

Girls Huddles on
Mondays
September 30
December 2
January 6
February 3

 Boys Huddles on
Mondays
October 14
December 9
January 13
February 10

Green Leaves and branches, reads Coaching for CaptainsCoaching for Captains Mission is to inspire and prepare teen athletes to become role models and leaders in their community.

At school visits, regional trainings, and monthly workshops, we use experiential learning to educate, support and develop leadership skills and healthy behaviors. The program builds the resilience of young athletes to navigate adolescence safely with a vision for a positive future.  Read More… 

 

School Programs

Serving the school community in several ways, our Student Assistance Program’s staff also present professional development training for faculty, in addition to delivering programs on substance abuse and violence prevention lessons for students in health education classes and offering evening forums for parents on critical adolescent issues. Student Assistance Programs

Our Student Assistance Providers (SAP) collaborate with school administration, staff, and other community support professionals to promote the safety and success of members of the school community. With individual counseling, providers engage students to evaluate choices and build skills to prevent a continuum of self-destructive choices. Assessments and referrals are utilized, as needed, to provide the highest level of support to students.

Learn More about School Programs

Resources

  • Al-Anon / Alateen

    Peer support for friends and family who have a relationship with an alcoholic.
    National Al-Anon / Alateen
    New Hampshire Al-Anon / Alateen (877) 825-2666
    Vermont Al-Anon / Alateen (866) 927-5266

  • WISE of the Upper Valley-Crisis Support, Advocacy, and Prevention

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Peer support to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    (802) 295-7611 (White River Jct, VT answering service)
    (603) 622-6967 (to talk to a live person)

  • Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

  • Brattleboro Retreat

    Anna Marsh Lane
    Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
    (802) 738-7328
    all ages/males and females/Medicare/Medicaid/private insurance/self-pay
    co-occurring mental health opiate treatment with Buprenorphine

  • Youth Advocacy Task Force

    Youth Advocacy Task Force

    statewide coalition of youth and child advocates, educators and others working against dating, intimate partner and sexual violence from around Vermont

  • Brattleboro Retreat

    Anna Marsh Lane
    Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
    (802) 738-7328
    all ages/males and females/Medicare/Medicaid/private insurance/self-pay/sliding fee scale

  • Clara Martin Center

    39 Fogg Farm Road
    Wilder, Vermont
    (802) 295-1311
    Clara Martin Center
    All ages/males and females/Medicare/Medicaid/Private insurance/self-pay/sliding fee scale

  • 2014 Consumer's Guide to Upper Valley Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Headrest

    non-medical detox/sobriety maintenance/transitional living
    14 Church Street
    Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766
    (603) 448-4872
    adult males and females/self-pay/sliding fee scale

  • Health Care and Rehabilitative Services of SE Vermont

    49 School Street
    Hartford, Vermont 05047
    (888) 888-5144
    all ages/males and females/Medicare/Medicaid/private insurance/self-pay/sliding fee scale

  • Nar-Anon, Cocaine Anonymous

    Peer support for friends and family of addicts.
    Nar-Anon, Cocaine Anonymous (603)882-3000 x2467 (Manchester, New Hampshire)

  • Underage Drinking Risks for Parents

    Click here to view information about the risks.

  • Narcotics Anonymous/NA

    Peer support to stay clean.
    Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
    (603) 645-4777 (New Hampshire)
    (802) 773-5575 (Vermont 24 hour helpline)

  • 5 Key Prevention Messages Regarding Marijuana

    Click here to view the evidence-based key prevention messages regarding marijuana.

  • Phoenix House Dublin Center

    long-term residential treatment
    3 Pierce Road
    Dublin, New Hampshire 03444
    (603) 563-8501
    adult males and females/self-pay/sliding fee scale

  • Concussion Survey

    Click here for the results of the NH Concussion Survey conducted by the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth.
    Information about concussion and brain injury is also available on their website.

  • Second Wind Foundation/Willow Grove

    200 Olcott Drive
    White River Junction, Vermont 05001
    (802) 295-5206
    adult females/Medicare/Medicaid/Private insurance/self-pay

  • Medication Drop Box Locations

    You can help prevent prescription drug abuse.

    Prescription drugs are the most common substances abused by America's youth.  Young people trying drugs for the first time are more likely to try prescription medications than marijuana.  

    Much of these abused prescription drugs come from the medicine cabinets of family members and friends.

    Click here for more information and to find out how to properly dispose of prescription medications.

  • Turning Point Club

    Community center for people in recovery from substance abuse, addiction and addictive behavior.
    Second Wind Foundation
    200 Olcott Drive
    Wilder, Vermont 05088
    (802) 295-5206

  • Valley Vista

    23 Upper Plain Road
    Bradford, Vermont 05033
    (802) 222-5201
    teens/adult females/Medicare/Medicaid/Private insurance/self-pay/sliding fee scale
    co-occurring mental health opiate treatment with Buprenorphine, evidence-based teen care

  • Veteran's Administration Medical Center

    215 North Main Street
    White River Junction, Vermont 05001
    (802) 295-9636
    all ages/males and female veterans and their families only/military insurance

  • Wits End for Parents

    Wits End is a place of support for parents/guardians whose adolescent or adult child is using alcohol, marijuana, heroin or other drugs.

    You are not alone!

    You can join other families for this open and confidential support group. Supported by the Second Wind Foundation, a drug & alcohol counselor serves as a facilitator and provides professional support and education to this group.

    Every Monday 6-7:30 pm at the Turning Point Club, 200 Olcott Drive, Wilder, Vermont   (802) 295-1939

    Click here to view the Wits End brochure.

  • West Central Behavioral Health

    Adult Services, Recovery Center North, and Child and Family Center
    85 Mechanic Street
    Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766
    (603) 448-1101
    all ages/males and females/Medicare/Medicaid/private insurance/self-pay/sliding fee scale

Suicide Prevention

Second Growth offers the National Mental Health Alliance of New Hampshire’s (NAMI NH) Connect Suicide Prevention and Postvention Training for Community Members and Educators. To learn more about these trainings visit the Connect Suicide Prevention website, and contact Barbara Farnsworth to schedule your local training, . Connect Suicide Prevention and Postvention trainings are provided at no charge.

Review our tool for teens:

If you or someone you love are at risk of suicide, please call the Suicide Prevention LIFELINE, 800-273-8255 or take the person to the emergency room.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among Vermont and New Hampshire teens. The incidence of suicide in our country’s youth has more than tripled during the last three decades. As adults, we are watching our teens struggle with expressing themselves, battling the daily challenge of anxiety and being pulled away from us towards the dark island of depression. However, we continuously desire and try to help them.

The Gatekeeper/Community Member Prevention Training

The Gatekeeper/Community Member Prevention Training is four hours and is appropriate for a general audience of parents, volunteers, mentors, coaches, civic groups, faith based youth leaders, community recreation programs, business owners (and youth employers) and any other interested citizen. To learn more about this training CLICK HERE.

The Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training for Educators

The Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training for Educators is a six hour training which will increase the competence of school communities to promote suicide prevention, recognize individuals at risk, and respond to individuals who are thinking about or have attempted suicide. To learn more about this training CLICK HERE.

The Suicide Postvention Training for Educators

The Suicide Postvention Training for Educators is a six hour training to prepare school staff on how to respond to suicide and enables schools to incorporate postvention protocols into their emergency response plans. To learn more about this training CLICK HERE.

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