Statistical reports issued this week concerning the opiate epidemic appears to show a decrease in the number of deaths statewide this year but a significant increase in the use by the public of Narcan, a drug used to revive overdose victims, an indication that the drug crisis is far from over. READ MORE
More people from the Lakes Region who need help with a substance abuse disorder go to a fire station-based program in Manchester than seek help at the local hub for a vaunted new statewide system costing millions of dollars. READ MORE
The total combined opioid overdoses for March 2019 in the state’s two largest cities of Nashua and Manchester were 89 with 10 of those being fatalities and 0 additional fatalities pending toxicology confirmation. READ MORE
On Tuesday night the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously in favor of supporting Safe Station. The vote was prompted by controversy stirred up by Alderman-At-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur, who 48-hours earlier instigated panic in the community by saying he wanted the program gone. READ MORE
PART OF THE SERIES Editor’s note: Second part of an ongoing series of stories over the next several weeks by the Granite News Collaborative reporting on NH’s new Hub and Spoke network of mental health, READ MORE
This is the second gathering of city officials from around the country selected to participate in a year-long program that brings city leaders together for solutions-oriented discussions and peer-to-peer learning.