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HANOVER, N.H. (July 6, 2022)Better Life Partners, the leading community-based provider of substance use treatment throughout New England, recently earned a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a distinction that highlights Better Life Partners’ compliance with internationally accepted standards, superior practices and commitment to providing members with comprehensive addiction treatment and improved health outcomes. 

“We’re proud to have earned this honor which validates the work we do to meet the intricate needs of underserved individuals and populations affected by substance use disorder,” said Paul Kiernan, Better Life Partners’ Quality and Compliance Lead. “Our compassionate clinical care teams are dedicated to rebuilding communities and helping all of our members achieve healthier lives.” 

Better Life Partners brings health and healing to communities across New England using a non-punitive and holistic approach to addiction treatment. Utilizing same-day harm reduction practices that offer safer use options and meet people where they are in their recovery journey, Better Life Partners delivers quality, equitable and accessible care that improves physical and mental health, decreases overdose deaths and reduces overall costs. Its community-based partnerships build lasting support networks and virtual technologies that expand access,

Representing the highest level of accreditation, this honor shows an organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. To receive a Three-Year Accreditation, organizations are put through a rigorous peer review process, including an on-site visit from a team of surveyors who measure the organization’s commitment to offering programs and services that are accountable and of the highest quality. Better Life Partners enlisted the help of PowderHorn Consulting (PHC) to assist with the process of accreditation readiness. 

“A highly trusted friend of our program recommended PHC,” said Steve Kelly, Better Life Partners’ Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer. “The process was invigorating and rewarding for our entire team. Our departments worked collaboratively to integrate the CARF standards with our harm reduction philosophy of belonging, love, and purpose.”

The mission of Better Life Partners is to provide what it takes to heal from addiction; for whomever, wherever, whenever. BLP professionals focus on each member’s unique goals, embracing harm reduction practices, and eliminating barriers to care by offering same-day services that are available in-person or virtually. To find out more, go to


Better Life Partners provides what it takes to heal from addiction. For whomever, wherever, whenever. With a focus on both individual care and impactful community partnerships, Better Life Partners delivers harm reduction services and medical and behavioral health care that drive improved health and life outcomes. Committed to an equitable, accessible, and integrated health system, Better Life Partners provides the tools needed for everyone to live a healthy life full of belonging, love, and purpose. 

Better Life Partners is currently providing exceptional care in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts, and contracted with Medicaid, Medicare, and most Commercial insurers. Powered by a compassionate clinical team and backed by F-Prime Capital, .406 Ventures and other investors, Better Life Partners is positioned to build the multispecialty practice of the future. To learn more, visit


CARF International is an independent, non-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement of services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information, go to

Nearly 385 rehabilitation facilities and 100% of clients have received accreditation through the assistance of PowderHorn Consulting. Specializing in CARF and The Joint Commission accreditation, the consultants, with over 75 years of experience, offer a wide range of services to health and human organizations in the United States and Canada. Seventeen years in business, PowderHorn Consulting has a proven record of accomplishment. For more information, go to



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