addiction in nh

NH has an estimated 140,000+ people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction (source). Carroll County represents 36% of the addicted population in NH with an estimated 5,000 people suffering.

New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of drug and alcohol addiction per capita in the U.S.1 It also has one of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths per capita in the country, ranging from 78% to 97% higher than national averages. 

white horse impact

Last year our clinicians provided treatment to more than 200 clients in our outpatient programs and our Resource Community Centers had more than 3,400 client visits.

We know that is just the beginning. There are so many more people in our County and State that would benefit from our assistance and your donations and support will make that happen.

Your Donation

We depend on donations and the support of volunteers to enable us to meet the needs of our clients. Any donation of money or time is greatly appreciated and goes toward helping those battling with drug and alcohol misuse. And as a registered 501(c)(3) charitable your generous donations are tax deductible.

Please consider making a one time or a recurring monetary monthly donation.  

$10/mo. = toiletry items for 1 month for homeless guest
$25/mo. = 5 meals per month for a guest at Family Dinner Night 
$50/mo. = 1 transport to weekly counseling sessions 
$100/mo. = 1 night of emergency shelter for 1 guest 
$200/mo. = 4 counseling sessions for client unable to pay

MAIL Donations to:
White Horse Addiction Center, Inc.
PO Box 487, Center Ossipee, NH 03814


White Horse is always looking for people interested in volunteering their time or services within our community.  Please fill out the form below to submit your interest.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Thrift Store Customer Service Rep
  • Marketing and Public Relations Support
  • Working with our Recovery Coaches in our two Resource Community Organizations (Shed in Ossipee and Shed North in North Conway)

Thrift Store

The White Horse Thrift Store, located in Ossipee, NH, welcomes donations of gently used items – furniture, clothing, linens. Please visit our THRIFT STORE page for more information.

our partners

We are honored by the support of our regional business, local governments and churches.  Major regional contributors include:

Local Government

Town of Ossipee, NH

Town of Effingham, NH

Town of Wakefield, NH

Town of Tuftonboro, NH

Town of Meredith, NH

Carroll County, NH


First Congregational Church of Ossipee

Open Door Church, West Ossipee

Mirror Lake Community Church, Tuftonboro

Sanbornville United Methodist Church

South Baptist Church, Laconia

St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Alton

Tamworth Congregational Church


Memorial Hospital, North Conway

Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 

Eastern Propane & Oil, Rochester

Doran Independent Insurance LLC, Wolfeboro

Harvest Market, Wolfeboro

Tony Fallon Architecture, Strafford

Maxfield Real Estate, Wolfeboro

White Mountain Survey Co Inc., Ossipee

Green Mountain Furniture, Ossipee

North Country Tractor, Inc., Ossipee

Bank of New Hampshire, Ossipee Branch

Aubuchon Hardware, Ossipee

Coleman Rental and Supply, LLC, Albany

Lakes Region Computer, Center Harbor

Isaiah House, Willisburg, KY

Nashua Wallpaper & Design, Nashua


1. Source:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality