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.
Presentations will be held at Holy Rosary Parish in Rochester on Nov. 30, St. Joseph Parish in Epping on Dec. 6, and Blessed Sacrament Parish in Manchester on Dec. 13. All will run for 6:30-8 p.m. and will offer opportunities to ask questions. They are open to general public. READ MORE
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster joined with 41 other attorneys general on Nov. 17 in filing an amended antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a scheme to block generic competitors and cause purchasers to pay artificially high prices. READ MORE
The 360 Degree Strategy brings together many experts in substance abuse and prevention to address four key groups by engaging in dialogue, providing information and resources to educate young people about the consequences of drug abuse and trafficking. READ MORE
The doors are open at the HOPE for NH Recovery Center, 267 Wilson St. The move from Central Street marks the next phase of recovery and support for the organization, which provides coaching and resources for thosein need of addiction treatment, as well as those actively engaged in recovery. READ MORE
We are at 42 suspected overdoses this month with all but two being treated with Naloxone. Four of these encounters ended up with a fatal result and one was an intentional suicide by methadone overdose. READ MORE
A USA Today article leans heavily on New Hampshire’s battle against the heroin crisis – and it’s “unconventional” Safe Station approach – to highlight a renewed strategy from the White House, which next week plans to up the ante by putting equal emphasis on prevention as well as treatment in the form of dollars and programs. READ MORE