A community forum Wednesday night will focus on how the heroin epidemic is impacting southern New Hampshire.
The Union Leader reports the forum is being held Alvirne High School in Hudson, and will include experts from the Hudson police and fire department.
Local health professionals will also be on hand to discuss treatment and support programs available for addicts.
Like much of the state, the Nashua area has experienced an increase in drug abuse over the past year.
Nashua police say there were 124 drug overdoses in the city last year, compared to 48 the year before.