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Mar 14, 2017 11:01 AM

Manchester mayor Ted Gatsas says city seeing decrease in opiate overdoses

MANCHESTER — Mayor Ted Gatsas issued a statement announcing the decline in Manchester's opiate overdose numbers as well as the success of the Manchester Safe Station program.

“Manchester has worked diligently to raise awareness and bring forward a community response to the fentanyl, heroin and opiate epidemic," Gatsas said. "Recently the Manchester Emergency Responder and recovery service community partnered together to bring forward the Safe Station program. Safe Station is the link between the moment when someone decides it’s time to address their addiction and getting that person to the services they need to get sober utilizing the 24/7/365 firehouses through the city.”

There will be a meeting held of the Governor's Commission of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention on June 24 to showcase the Safe Station program.

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