Join the battle against addiction

To the editor:

With heroin use at epidemic proportions and New Hampshire ranking 49th in access to treatment for substance addiction, I challenge you to join me in this battle and improve options in our state for friends, family and neighbors seeking recovery.

Recently I was part of a groundbreaking ceremony for renovations at Farnum North, an Easter Seals treatment program in Franklin. Along with additional licensing of existing beds at Farnum North’s Webster Place, this project will add 62 residential beds, which will save lives. At the event, I pledged my support of this critical project and announced I will match all gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000, made by Nov. 1.

My friends at Easter Seals NH are on the front lines of this battle and are committed to supporting people in need with treatment programs at the Farnum Center in Manchester and Farnum North in Franklin.

Donations will make an impact by decreasing the length of time people battling addiction need to wait for help. Expanding treatment options, in addition to prevention and recovery support, is critical to combat the state’s growing substance abuse problem. There are record numbers of people dying from overdoses and we must respond.

My challenge is only good until Nov. 1! Donors who give $100 or more will be recognized on a plaque at Farnum North. Gifts may be made in honor of a loved one.

To give, visit or contact Easter Seals Vice President Courtney Smith at 603-621-3456 or

Alex Ray

Owner and founder,

Common Man Family

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