Panel discusses recovery during New Hampshire Public Television's 'Roads to Recovery' documentary. (Photo courtesy of NH Public Television.)

Panel discusses recovery during New Hampshire Public Television's 'Roads to Recovery' documentary. (Photo courtesy of NH Public Television.)

Roads to Recovery airs on NH Public Television

Documentary about navigating paths to recovery airs August 31 and during National Recovery Month in September

During National Recovery Month, New Hampshire Public Television will be airing its documentary, “Roads to Recovery,” an in-depth look at recovery with expert guidance on how to achieve it.

The New Hampshire-based documentary, hosted by Jennifer Rooks, includes discussion with experts in the field and personal stories of recovery, and examines problems and solutions facing communities across New England.

According to the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, more than ten percent of the population in New England misuse drugs or alcohol — but more than eighty percent of those people never receive treatment.

Roads to Recovery, which premiered on NHPTV in May, strives to be a “toolbox” for navigating pathways to treatment. It explores solutions for people living with substance use disorder, examines the obstacles that they encounter, and provides advice from experts to individuals and families.

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center provided major funding for Roads to Recovery.

“We know that treatment and recovery work, and Recovery Month is about raising awareness that recovery is possible and resources exist to help people,” said Tym Rourke, Foundation director of substance use disorders grantmaking and chair of the Governor’s Commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. “NHPTV has developed this program by listening to the stories of families and individuals both struggling with addiction and finding recovery. These are important stories that deserve to be heard.”

Roads to Recovery will air on NHPTV PRIME on August 31 and September 2 and on NHPTV EXPLORE on September 3 and 24.

The full documentary can also be viewed on the Roads to Recovery website, which includes additional resources and a full broadcast schedule.