Stories on heroin use in the city of Manchester, including the community’s efforts to turn things around and stop this epidemic from taking more lifes.
Earlier this month, 23 residents at the facility in Berlin were seen in a one-day clinic after an assessment by licensed drug and alcohol counselors, nurses and mental health providers to assess their eligibility for the program. 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.
Following two high profile visits to New Hampshire by President Donald Trump, Farnum’s leaders hope the next steps include a quick and substantial influx of specific resources to more effectively respond to the opioid epidemic in our state. READ MORE
The Manchester Board of Aldermen spent most of their meeting on Tuesday night discussing a motion to confirm Matthew Sink to the Zoning Board of Adjustments. However, that wasn’t the only thing on the docket.
Here’s a roundup of some other items they discussed. READ MORE
As part of the process, the DHHS is soliciting public comment. A 30-day public comment period has begun and will continue through March 30, 2018. All comments must be received by 12 p.m. EST on March 30. DHHS will host two public hearings during the public comment period, including March 6 in Manchester. READ MORE
“New Hampshire continues to experience a severe opioid epidemic. Last year alone nearly 500 overdose deaths occurred — almost ten times more than in 2000. The CDC reports four out of five heroin users started with prescription opioids. To defeat the epidemic, we must stop creating new users and part of that is making sure these highly addictive and dangerous drugs are marketed truthfully and without deception and in such a way as not to minimize addiction risks or overstate benefits to patients.” READ MORE
The New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness is a half-day Summit designed to educate middle and high school students about the dangers of opioid addiction while promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. School groups are encouraged to register today. READ MORE
The true success of Safe Station can be measured by a guy like Madisen Peterson. Three months ago he thought suicide was the only way to free himself of a life that had spiraled out of control. Then, he made the 50-mile trip to Manchester, and only looks back to remind himself of the place where he never wants to return. READ MORE