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More people seek treatment for heroin and prescription opioids in Manchester than in any other New Hampshire town.

By the end of 2016, New Hampshire’s Hillsborough County – where the town of Manchester is located – had the highest number of heroin and prescription opiate treatment admissions in the state, 869.1  Strafford County, with 256 admissions, was a very distant second place.

Overall, heroin and opiate treatment admissions in New Hampshire increased 28 percent from 2015 to 2016.1

New Hampshire started the “Anyone.Anytime.NH” campaign in response to the state’s opioid crisis. The campaign aims to educate the public about addiction, emergency overdose medication and support programs for those who are addicted.

1 Source: NH Drug Monitoring Initiative: Drug Environment Report.

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MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. 


Narcan is a prescription nasal spray that is used to stop a person from overdosing on opioids. It is a nasal form of Naloxone.

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