State steps up drug crisis intervention with substance abuse grants for at-risk communities

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Governor to Also Speak at Deerfield Fair Opening Ceremony, UNH Innovators Dinner and Participate in Rise of the Rest Events

NH top law and health officials talk about the current drug crisis in New Hampshire.
NH top law and health officials talk about the current drug crisis in New Hampshire back in 2014.

MANCHESTER – Governor Maggie Hassan will join Department of Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes, Attorney General Joe Foster, Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard and other local officials Oct. 1 to announce two state substance abuse grants that will help support efforts to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in high-risk communities like Manchester.

To strengthen the state’s efforts to combat the heroin and opioid crisis, Governor Hassan has focused on a comprehensive approach, including working to increase treatment capacity through the reauthorization of the bipartisan New Hampshire Health Protection Program, strengthening provider training, updating prescriber practices and increasing the safe and effective use of Narcan.

The Governor will begin the day at the Deerfield Fair Opening Ceremony at 9 a.m., celebrating the important economic and cultural contributions that the fair makes to the Granite State and presenting the state’s Columbus Day tourism forecast. The Deerfield Fair showcases local agriculture and products. For more information, visit

Throughout the day, Governor Hassan will participate in events to highlight the role entrepreneurship and startups play in boosting New Hampshire’s economy, including two Rise of the Rest events and the UNH Innovators Dinner.

Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” tour with Steve Case is a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. For more information, visit



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Carol Robidoux

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