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Pelham police add drug abuse and prevention detective

(Union Leader, December 25) Last fall, the Pelham Police Department appointed an officer to the drug abuse and prevention detective position. Read more.

NH physician assistant convicted of taking kickbacks for prescribing fentanyl spray

(WMUR, December 18) A local physician assistant was recently found guilty of writing prescriptions for the highly addictive synthetic opioid fentanyl in exchange for money. Read more.

Spike in fatal overdoses in Hudson has officials concerned

(WMUR, December 15) Local officials are reporting a recent spike in deadly drug overdoses in the town of Hudson, New Hampshire.  Read more.

NH officials predict first overdose decrease in six years

(New Hampshire Union Leader, November 30) In 2017 New Hampshire had the sixth highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation – 37 for every 100,000 residents. Read more.

Drug Enforcement Administration: Fentanyl, meth getting worse in area

(Nashua Telegraph, November 17) Abuse of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl continues to be a huge issue across the state of New Hampshire. Read more.

Meth Use Is Rising In Boston, Intensifying the Opioid Crisis

(WBUR, November 21) While the numbers don’t yet show it, drug experts and doctors believe methamphetamine use could be on the rise in Massachusetts, WBUR reports. Read more.

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.