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Keene High School student suffers fatal overdose

(WMUR, August 19) An 11th grade student at Keene High School recently died of an apparent drug overdose, according to local school officials. Read more.

State rolls out plan to use $45M in federal money to fight opioid crisis

(WMUR, August 15)  The state of New Hampshire recently announced how they plan to use the $45 million in federal funds to address the opioid epidemic. Read more.

Drug dealer who sold lethal dose of fentanyl apologizes to overdose victim's family

(WMUR, August 14) A New Hampshire judge recently sentenced a man to a minimum of six years in prison for selling a deadly dose of fentanyl to Carlton Messinger in 2014. Read more.

July may be busiest month for overdoses in Manchester

(WMUR, July 27) So far, there have been 60 drug overdoses this month in Manchester, making July the busiest month for overdoses in 2018. Read more.

Jim Wahlberg premieres movie based in NH about opioid crisis

(WMUR, July 23) Jim Wahlberg, brother of movie star Mark Wahlberg, recently premiered a new film on the opioid crisis entitled “The Circle of Addiction: A Different Kind of Tears,” at a packed theater in Manchester. Read more.

'Opioid orphans' unseen victims of drug epidemic

(WMUR, July 9) Opioid addiction is the cause behind many broken families across the nation. Read more.

Camp counselor spots heroin on beach near children, police say

(WMUR, June 25) A summer camp counselor in Chester, New Hampshire found a package of heroin while at the beach with children. Read more.

Family's fentanyl tragedy underscores 'mind-boggling' opioid crisis in New Hampshire

(Fox News, June 17)  Deaths related to powerful synthetic opioids like fentanyl were behind 20,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2016. Read more.

Study shows increasing pressure on families from opioid crisis

(WMUR, June 5) A recent University of New Hampshire study revealed that the number of child abuse and neglect cases recorded by the state’s Division of Children, Youth and Families increased by about 2,000 between 2013 and 2016. Read more.

Student films raise awareness about substance abuse

(WMUR, June 10) New Hampshire’s O’Neil Cinemas recently hosted the sixth annual Granite Youth Film Festival. Read more.