Suzanne Thistle

Suzanne Thistle
Teaching Lecturer
Phone: (603) 535-2293
Office: Health & Human Enrichment, Human Performance Center, MSC 22, Plymouth, NH 03264


BS, Plymouth State University; MA, Antioch New England Graduate School

About Suzanne L. Thistle, MA, MLADC

Suzanne L. Thistle, MA, MLADC, has over two decades of experience treating substance use disorders. Her employment included clinic manager, supervisor, and clinical and executive director of two agencies. Additionally, she received the “Lifetime Advocacy,” “Legislative Advocacy,” and the “Treatment Agency of the Year” awards from her colleagues in the addiction profession.

Currently, she’s an author, educator, and consultant passionate about helping people with substance use disorders. Her writing reaches people worldwide and offers actionable advice that leads to lasting change. When she’s not working, she spends time with family, hikes, and enjoys beautiful Newfound Lake.

New Hampshire License

Master Level Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC)

Professional Association Membership

  • New Hampshire Governor’s Coordination and Cooperation Task Force
  • New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Counselors Association

Past Professional Memberships

  • 7 years on the New Hampshire Governor’s Alcohol and Drug Treatment Task Force
  • 6 years as a member of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association


Parents, Addicted Children, and Hope:
Global Tools for Proactive Parents
#2 Amazon New Release Best Seller in April 2023
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God is in the Addict:
Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essentials for the First 90 Days
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Chem-Free Sobriety:
101 Trailblazers share wisdom and insight about their natural recovery from substance use disorders
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