Gov. Sununu: Drug Prevention Programs for N.H. Students Are Out of Date

Apr 7, 2017

Sununu speaks with Theresa Tozier who runs Lydia's House of Hope in Somerworth.
Credit Jason Moon for NHPR

During a swing through the Seacoast Friday morning, Governor Chris Sununu stopped by the local Opioid Task Force in Dover.

Reflecting on the crisis, he said the state could be doing better with drug prevention programs for kids in school.

“To be blunt, when the 65 year old gray-haired comes in to a bunch of 5th and 6th graders, or even high schoolers…’just say no’. That message ain’t cutting it. No one is listening to that,” said Sununu.

Sununu said the state Department of Education should start playing a role in developing better programs.

Later in the morning, Sununu toured a newly-opened homeless shelter in Somersworth.