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Northfield man overdoses on heroin, crashes into pedestrian, police say

(WMUR, October 26)  A local man passed out after overdosing on heroin while driving and hit a man who was walking to working, according to police. Read more.

People across the state partake in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

(WMUR, October 27) New Hampshire had more than 120 locations participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27. Read more.

Manchester chief, DEA agent discuss importance of Drug Take Back Day

(WMUR, October 25) Local Manchester officials promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Read more.

Federal grant to support NH youth affected by opioid crisis

(WMUR, October 1) New Hampshire is set to receive $1.2 million in federal money to help children affected by the opioid crisis. Read more.

Report: Overdoses accounted for 27% of deaths investigated by NH medical examiner in 2017

(WMUR, September 28) The state of New Hampshire saw 488 drug overdose deaths last year, according to a new report. Read more.

Man suspected of dealing tens of thousands of fentanyl doses per week, police say

(WMUR, September 21) Local law enforcement arrested a man in Rochester who had about 30,000 doses of suspected fentanyl in a backpack and storage unit in his name. Read more.

Report praises effectiveness of Safe Station program

(WMUR, September 20) The Safe Station Program, which lets people battling addiction get help at all Manchester fire stations, was praised in a recent report by the Center of Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College. Read more.

More than $22 million headed to NH to help address opioid crisis

(WMUR, September 19)New Hampshire is set to receive $22 million in federal money to aid the state’s fight against opioids. Read more.

NH counties, towns file new lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, doctors

(WMUR, September 18) In an attempt to get back the millions of dollars lost due to the opioid crisis, six New Hampshire counties and two towns filed lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, drug stores and doctors. Read more.

Grandparents raising grandchildren because of opioid epidemic share stories

(WMUR, September 17) New Hampshire’s opioid crisis has taken such a large toll on families.  Many grandparents in the state have had to take over caring for grandchildren whose parents are fighting addiction. Read more.