We continue our discussion on the heroin epidemic in the Granite State with a focus on prevention. Given the record numbers of drug overdoes deaths in New Hampshire, we’ll ask what steps health providers, educators, law enforcement, and other members of the community are taking to stop drug use before it starts.
- Sandi Coyle – Regional Coordinator for the Seacoast Public Health Network and Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention, member of the Governor’s Commission Recovery Task Force, and board member for HOPE for NH Recovery. She is currently supporting grass roots efforts on the seacoast to develop one of NH’s first Community Recovery Centers.
- Vicki Hebert – coordinator for Dover Youth to Youth and Granite Youth Alliance, a youth leadership and advocacy organization for substance misuse prevention.
- Jason Lucey – nurse practitioner in the emergency room and urgent care centers associated with Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions-School of Nursing and member of the OneVoice Opioid Task Force of Strafford County.
- Dr. Seddon Savage – pain medicine and addiction medicine physician who serves as Director of the Dartmouth Center on Addiction Recovery & Education. She is Co-Chair of the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and other Drug’s Opioid Task Force and is a past President of both the NH Medical Society and the American Pain Society.
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