Protecting the Confidentiality of LGBT Individuals in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Merrimack NH

The Federal law and regulations severely restrict communications about identifiable clients by “programs” specializing, in whole or in part, in providing treatment, counseling, and/or assessment and referral services for substance abuse problems (42 CFR §2.11). Although the Federal regulations apply only to programs that receive Federal assistance, this includes indirect forms of Federal aid, such as tax-exempt status or State or local government funding coming (in whole or in part) from the Federal Government.

Healthy Steps Program
(603) 883-1626x7166
10 Prospect Street
Nashua, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Merrimack River Medical
(603) 595-3399
323 Derry Road
Hudson, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Metro Treatment of New Hampshire LP
(603) 622-5005
5 Driving Park Road
Manchester, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Habit Management
(603) 622-4747
20 Market Street
Manchester, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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NH Div Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention
(603) 668-2971
15-17 Brook Street
Manchester, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Youth Council
(603) 889-1090
112 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism
(603) 881-4848
Pine Street Extension
Nashua, NH
Hotline
(603) 881-4848
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Serenity Place
(603) 625-6980
93-101 Manchester Street
Manchester, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Child and Family Services
(603) 518-4304
99 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

Data Provided by:
Farnum Center
(603) 622-3020x11
235 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient

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Protecting the Confidentiality of LGBT Individuals in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Protecting the Confidentiality of LGBT Individuals in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Confidentiality Requirements

Concerned about the adverse effects stigma and discrimination have on clients in recovery and how stigma and discrimination might deter people from entering treatment, Congress passed legislation (42 U.S.C. §290dd-2) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a set of regulations (Vol. 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations [CFR], Part 2) to protect information about clients’ substance abuse treatment.

The Federal law and regulations severely restrict communications about identifiable clients by “programs” specializing, in whole or in part, in providing treatment, counseling, and/or assessment and referral services for substance abuse problems (42 CFR §2.11). Although the Federal regulations apply only to programs that receive Federal assistance, this includes indirect forms of Federal aid, such as tax-exempt status or State or local government funding coming (in whole or in part) from the Federal Government.

The regulations for communications are more restrictive in many instances than, for example, either doctor-patient or attorney-client privilege. They protect any information about an individual who has applied for or received any substance abuse-related assessment, treatment, or referral services from a program. They apply from the time the individual makes an appointment and apply to former clients as well. They ap...

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