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April DMI report: NH projecting a 9% increase in OD deaths over 2016

The New Hampshire Drug Monitoring Initiative (DMI) has released its April 2017 Drug Environment Report. As of April, New Hampshire is projected to see a 9% increase in overdose deaths over 2016.

Manchester and Nashua remain the hot spots for overdose deaths in the state, and the majority of overdoses involve fentanyl. Data from this report also suggests a trend in cocaine use.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)-sponsored DMI is “a holistic strategy to provide awareness and combat drug distribution and misuse.” The DMI collects and reports on drug data from sources in New Hampshire such as public health, law enforcement, emergency medical services, Safe Station, and state emergency departments to name a few.

The April DMI report is available to view below, and is also available on the DHHS website. Previous monthly DMI reports can also be found on the DHHS website.

NH DMI Drug Environment Report – April 2017- UNCLASSIFIED (2017-2962)