Few states have been as hard hit by the opioid epidemic as New Hampshire, where more than 1,600 Granite Staters have died of drug overdose since 2012. After several years battling the epidemic, some on the front lines of addiction are pointing to hopeful signs, even while urging vigilance and more investment in treatment and prevention. We take a look at what's working, what's not, and why some are raising alarms about an old scourge: alcohol.
- Cheryle Pacapelli, Project Director of Harbor Homes in Nashua.
- Jack Rodolico, Health and Science reporter for NHPR.
- Tym Rourke, Director of Substance Use Disorders Grantmaking at the NH Charitable Foundation and chairman of the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.
- Courtney Gray Tanner, Executive Director of the N.H. Providers Association, which represents alcohol and other drug service providers.
Crossroad: The NH Opioid Reporting Project explores how government, the healthcare system and local communities are responding to the crisis. NHPR reporters use data and scientific research, as well as reporting from the front lines, to examine how lawmakers and other officials are working to expand treatment, address the causes of addiction and save lives.