Sessions to Discuss Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire

Jul 10, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will visit New Hampshire to discuss responses to the opioid crisis.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is coming to New Hampshire to speak about the opioid and fentanyl crisis.

Sessions will deliver his remarks Thursday afternoon at the federal building in Concord.

Last year, Sessions made a surprise appearance during a summit on opioid awareness for middle and high school students in Manchester. 

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He had said it would take education, prevention and a crackdown on drug gangs to turn the tide against the rising rates of addiction in the country. 

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How Best to Spend Federal Funds

 

State health officials are seeking advice as they prepare their proposal to the federal government for spending $23 million to fight the opioid crisis.

The Department of Health and Human Services has until Aug. 13 to submit a plan to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on how it wants to spend additional money that has been allocated for increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs and reducing opioid-related deaths.

Health officials are holding a public input session July 23 in Concord. Written submissions also can be sent to sor@dhhs.nh.gov until July 27.