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.