Officials in Manchester are calling for new efforts and better coordination against heroin abuse.
The city held a “Stop the Circle Rally” Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park.
Mayor Ted Gatsas told the crowd that he and other city officials met with the heads of area hospitals to find ways to work together against drug abuse.
And police chief Nick Willard said he’s launching a new effort in October to help children with family members who are addicted. “I’m going to be putting a juvenile advocate," Willard said, "so every child that’s exposed to an overdose is going to get advocacy from the Manchester police department.”
More than a dozen rehab and service agencies were on hand to offer support and resources to those dealing with addiction.
Nashua is holding a similar event today.