Real-time N.H. traffic updates

Jan 13, 2016 9:57 AM

Shaheen asks for more funding to address NH heroin epidemic

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling on President Barack Obama to increase his request for funding to address the heroin epidemic.

Her letter to Obama cites a 74 percent increase in substance misuse-related deaths between 2013 and 2014 in New Hampshire, and the strain it puts on first responders and treatment providers.

She asks that as the president finalizes his fiscal Year 2017 budget request, she urges him to include "robust support" for substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.

Shaheen has introduced emergency funding legislation that would provide $600 million to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic.

--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --



Concord, NH
Broken Clouds 20°
6am 20°
7am 20°
8am 22°
9am 27°


N.H. DollarSaver




NH1 on Facebook

Download NH1 App

NH1 on Twitter

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome