A Positive Direction: Sununu Reacts to NH's Latest Drug Overdose Death Numbers


The New Hampshire Attorney General's office along with the state's medical examiner on Monday released the latest numbers on drug deaths in the state for 2018.

At this point in the year, New Hampshire has seen 136 deaths attributed to drugs, 127 caused by opiates and opioids. Seventy-five of those opioid deaths were connected to fentanyl. For 2017, the total drug deaths were 487.

READ: NH Opioid Crisis Is Worse Than We Thought and Growing

The data also showed drug deaths involving cocaine in New Hampshire for 2018, and at this point in the year, the total is 10 compared to 50 for the entirety of 2017.

Gov. Chris Sununu, speaking on 98.1 WTSN's "Open Mic" program, said the direction of drug deaths this year is positive but there is more to be done. Listen to the interview above.

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