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Dartmouth study looking to interview Safe Station users; gift cards available

Do you have experience using Manchester’s Safe Station?

A study team from Dartmouth College (the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network) is interviewing people who have used the Safe Station program in Manchester, NH, to get into treatment for substance use.


Northeast Node to study Manchester’s Safe Station program


Photo courtesy the New Hampshire Union Leader.

New Hampshire is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid crisis. Recent CDC data from 2015 places the state second in the nation in opioid-related overdose fatalities and first in synthetic non-methadone opioid (fentanyl)-related overdose fatalities per capita. More New Hampshirites die every year from opioid overdoses than residents of every other state in the nation. The state also has one of the lowest treatment availability rates in the nation (for more on this and New Hampshire’s problem, see the Rapid HotSpot Phase I and Phase II studies the Node conducted). People who need help treating their opioid use disorders have limited resources available to them. To combat this problem in the state’s largest city, the Manchester Fire Department created Safe Station, a connection to recovery program that allows users to ask for help and get it immediately. No waiting lists, no multi-visit process, just access to treatment when people need and want it most.


HotSpot Phase II Initial Report Released

The Northeast Node, alongside partners at our parent institution from the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH), have released the initial findings from our Phase II HotSpot study, Understanding Opioid Overdoses in New Hampshire.