syringe and needle exchange program
Date: 
Mar 24, 2017

On Thursday, March 23 the New Hampshire Senate voted to allow needle exchange programs in New Hampshire.

Needle exchanges allow drug users to trade used hypodermic syringes for clean ones. 

Alcohol fund provides money for addiction treatment
Date: 
Mar 27, 2017

Last week the House Finance committee voted to repeal the Alcohol Fund and instead appropriate money for addiction treatment from the General Fund of all tax revenues.

The Alcohol Fund, established in 2000, sets aside up to 5% of liquor tax revenue for addiction treatment and prevention.

Grandparents custody in New Hampshire
Date: 
Mar 29, 2017

HB 629 would make it easier for grandparents to get custody of their grandchildren in situations where a parent or parents are suffering from a substance abuse problem.

police drug enforcement granite hammer crime scene
Date: 
Apr 12, 2017

At a public hearing April 11, only two of eleven individuals testified in favor of increased funding for drug enforcement.

border drug enforcement
Date: 
Mar 25, 2017

Earlier this week, the New Hampshire Senate voted in favor of SB 131, a bill that would increase funding for law enforcement efforts to combat the drug crisis, particularly at the state’s borders.

alcohol fund addiction treatment funding
Date: 
May 24, 2017

Last week the Senate Finance Committee voted to increase the percentage of liquor sales that go to the alcohol fund for addiction treatment and prevention.

heroin needle
Date: 
Jun 19, 2017

On Friday, June 16 Gov. Chris Sununu signed SB 234 into law, allowing needle exchanges in New Hampshire. 

SB 234 allows community health organizations to collect needles with trace amounts of drugs and dispense clean needles, without any state funding involved.

involuntary commitment for drug addiction
Date: 
Jun 19, 2017

In Massachusetts, it’s becoming an increasingly common practice: relatives or doctors petitioning courts to forcibly commit addicts at risk of opioid overdose for treatment. In fact, Massachusetts Gov.

Planned Parenthood
Date: 
Jun 22, 2017

With little fanfare, the Executive Council approved another state contract with Planned Parenthood and the Equality Health Center (formerly known as the Concord Feminist Health Center).

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