News

Number of overdose deaths on the rise in Manchester

(WMUR, May 3) Drug overdose deaths rose during the month of April in Manchester.  Read more.

More than 14,000 pounds of drugs collected in NH on Drug Take Back Day

(WMUR, April 30) New Hampshire drop-off locations collected more than 14,000 pounds of medication during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back day. Read more.

Hub-and-spoke model offers addiction services across New Hampshire

(WMUR, April 18) In January of this year, New Hampshire launched nine opioid crisis center hubs across the state using $45 million in federal money. Read more.

Organizers hope for more participation in drug take back day

(WMUR, April 10) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is when people can go to designated locations in their communities to dispose of their unused or expired medication. Read more.

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling teen fatal dose of fentanyl

(WMUR, April 8) A judge recently sentenced Seacoast man Benjamin MacKenzie to 12 years in prison after he was found guilty of selling a deadly dose of fentanyl. Read more.

Fight against opioid crisis takes toll on first responders

(WMUR, March 19) Opioid addiction is hitting the Manchester’s first responders hard. Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan listened to local police, firefighters and EMTs as they discussed “compassion fatigue” and the emotional impact their jobs can have on their personal lives. Read more.

NH student honored by DEA for efforts as youth leader

(WMUR, February 15) New Hampshire high school student Heather McGlauflin recently spoke on a panel during the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. Read more.

Opioid deaths drop in Manchester, Nashua

(WMUR, February 7) Opioid deaths fell 18 percent in Manchester and Nashua during the past year, according to local health officials. In addition, there were no confirmed opioid overdose deaths in Nashua in January. Read more.

PBS Profiles Manchester-Based Coalition, ‘Makin’ It Happen’

(NH PBS, January 3) The Makin’ it Happen (MIH) coalition, which has been in existence for more than 15 years, works to support drug prevention locally. Learn more.

Deaths down but overdose rate remains high as NH enters new phase of opioid crisis

(Union Leader, December 26) In some good news, the number of deadly drug overdoses in New Hampshire in 2018 is projected to be fewer than it was 2017. Read more.