Contact Name: Sara Persechino
Phone: (603) 271-3479
CONCORD - Today, HB 1230 which makes an appropriation to the department of health and human services for the purpose of funding substance use disorder services in Nashua, was signed into law.
Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued the following statement in response:
“The National Institute on Drug Abuse ranks New Hampshire in the top five states with the highest rate of opioid-involved deaths. It is clear that the Governor Sununu’s hub-and-spoke model has not been working to address this epidemic. While overall fatalities may be decreasing, in 2019 Nashua’s fatality rate went up. In 2019, the Doorway program provided only183 referrals in Nashua, yet we experienced 265 opioid overdoses. In contrast, the Safe Stations program served nearly 800 individuals in search of recovery during 2019. Nashua residents have been overlooked by the governor’s office for too long; HB 1230 gives our city the flexibility to use its limited resources to fight the opioid epidemic in a way that works for our city and for our residents. I thank my Legislative colleagues for their bipartisan support of this crucial legislation that gives Nashua the flexibility to use its resources to fight the opioid epidemic during this unprecedented time.”