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NH Raises $ 4.7 Million to Support Those Affected by Addiction | New Hampshire News


CONCORD, NH (AP) – New Hampshire is receiving more than $ 4.7 million to help those affected by substance use disorders.

New Hampshire was among the top 10 states nationwide for drug overdose deaths in 2019.

The grant integrates two programs: the Prevention, Enforcement and Treatment Program, first launched by the Laconia Police Department, and the Technical Assistance Center of the Negative Experiences Response Team. childhood of Manchester.

Funding for the first program will increase the number of full-time workers who respond to overdose calls and connect individuals and families with vital resources to more communities across the state. The program also partners with the Manchester program, which connects families and children to trauma and mental health services after first responders have responded.

The grant, which comes from the United States Department of Justice’s comprehensive opioid, stimulant and substance abuse site-based program, was announced by the state’s Congressional delegation on Wednesday.

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“The trauma of the substance use disorder crisis is being felt by children and entire communities, and I hope this multigenerational approach will help us finally heal and put this epidemic behind us,” said the US Senator Jeanne Shaheen in a statement.

The PET program was initiated by Officer Eric Adams in Laconia, US Senator Maggie Hassan’s guest for the State of the Union Address 2020.

“These comprehensive and collaborative efforts between local organizations and first responders are essential to help tackle the drug abuse epidemic head-on,” she said.

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