Hundreds Expected for New Hampshire Substance Misuse Summit

May 10, 2016

 

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Hundreds of New Hampshire professionals from health care, law enforcement, education and other fields are gathering in Manchester for the Governor's Summit on Substance Misuse.

Tuesday's daylong conference is aimed at encouraging participants to reach beyond their professions and learn from their peers in other areas to address a growing crisis of heroin addiction and other substance use disorders in the state.

Keynote speakers include U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Thomas McLellan, founder of the Treatment Research Institute. The schedule includes nearly 30 sessions on topics such as prevention and treatment in schools, the state's prescription monitoring program and safe opioid prescribing.