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

drugoverdose_needle_man_article(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. This is the first time there has been a decline since 2012.

Numbers from 2018 are still not finalized, but officials are projecting that they will be less than the 488 deaths in 2017.

However, β€œβ€œIt’s still really, really high compared to where we were 10 years ago,” according to chief forensic investigator Kim Fallon. Read more.