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Wed February 12, 2014
Northern New England’s Heroin Crisis
Long a problem in New England and around the country, heroin has recently caused a rise in overdose deaths and drug-related crime, and increased concern over contamination. We’ll find out what’s fueling this increase, how it’s affecting our region and different strategies states are adopting to combat it.
- Lt. John Encarnacao – lieutenant with New Hampshire’s State Police Narcotics Investigations Unit
- Dr. Ben Nordstrom– assistant professor of Psychiatry and director of Addiction Services at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
- Tym Rourke – director of the Program Department and Substance Use Disorders Grantmaking for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and chair of the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs
* New Futures is launching a series of conversations around substance abuse in New Hampshire, starting next week.
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