Opioid Overdoses In Manchester and Nashua Increase Significantly

Nationally, there continues to be a significant increase in both opioid overdoses and opioid related deaths.

While New Hampshire overall may be continuing to buck that trend, Manchester and Nashua are not.

According to American Medical Response, statistics in those two cities show a 38% increase from the year before.

Regional Director Chris Stawasz says AMR Medics responded to 855 suspected overdoses in Nashua in Manchester.

Stawasz says amid the continuing pandemic and healthcare staffing crisis, these increases have challenged first responders like never before.

Fentanyl is believed to be the cause of most of the overdoses.

Korie has worked in the broadcast industry for more than 20 years. She has a news producing background dating back to 1996, with positions at WCSH-6 in Portland, Maine, WMUR-TV in Manchester and the Executive Producer for NH1. She returns to Binnie Media as the News Director for News Talk Radio. Korie and Jack have similar backgrounds in the industry, and currently Co-Host Good Morning NH with Jack Heath. Korie lives in Salem and loves spending time at the beach, the gym, watching the NFL and dining out with family and friends.