Safe Station updates: Now tracking residency data for Manchester and Nashua

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Safe Station began in Manchester and has extended to other community fire stations to increase access to recovery and reduce the number of overdose deaths. Photo/Carol Robidoux

MANCHESTER, NH – Below is data from March for suspected opioid overdose statistics and Safe Station visits for Nashua and Manchester through April 5, 2019.

Charts illustrate the percentage of people reporting to a Nashua or Manchester Safe Station in 2019 who tell the first responders during their intake that they are currently living somewhere other than the city that they have presented, seeking access to recovery services. Data included is for 2019, when the statewide Hubs/Doorways began.

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.

NOTABLE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 2019

  • Public Narcan® administration prior to the arrival of first responders continues to increase.
  • Manchester opioid overdoses are down 21 percent year over year from 2018.
  • Nashua opioid overdoses are down 8 percent year over year from 2018.

MANCHESTER

  • For the month of March 2019, there were 58 opioid overdoses
  • For the month of March 2019, there were 7 confirmed opioid deaths and 0 additional deaths pending toxicology confirmation.
  • 2019 YTD there have been 170 opioid overdoses in Manchester.
  • 2019 YTD there have been 17 opioid related deaths in Manchester and 0 additional deaths pending toxicology confirmation.
  • Through March 31, 2019, the Manchester Safe Station program has been used as an access point 5,383 times since it began on May 4, 2016.

NASHUA

  • For the month of March 2019, there were 31 opioid overdoses
  • For the month of March 2019, there were three confirmed opioid deaths and 0 deaths pending toxicology confirmation.
  • 2019 YTD there have been 73 opioid overdoses in Nashua.
  • 2019 YTD there have been 7 opioid related deaths in Nashua and two deaths pending toxicology confirmation.
  • The Nashua Safe Station program has been used as an access point 2,855 times since it began on Nov 17, 2016.