Portsmouth Police Department

Aug 3, 2015 1:41 PM

Portsmouth police, NH filmmaker partner to produce PSA amid heroin epidemic


PORTSMOUTH – A local filmmaker, producing a documentary on heroin addiction in the state, is raising awareness in another way.

Michael Venn is partnering with the Portsmouth Police Department to create Public Service Announcements to highlight the opioid and heroin epidemic.

READ: NH filmmaker documents heroin epidemic in the Granite State

The PSA will feature members of the community who work in addiction recovery those in recovery as well as area health care providers and faith based organizations.

Venn’s documentary titled, “Community is Greater than Heroin” has been in the works for about six months and includes information on the 'heroin highway,' an illegal supply chain that travels throughout the state via Interstate 95.

Police are hoping the PSA will bring people struggling with opioid addiction one step closer to the services they need.


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