N.H. Drug Deaths Moderate in 2017 After Years of Rapid Rise
Overdose deaths in New Hampshire ticked up slightly last year, the vast majority opioid-related, according to new data from the state's medical examiner.
A total of 487 people died from drug use in 2017, up from 485 in 2016.
The uptick is small relative to several years of rapid growth, but still reflects the state's highest figure in well over a decade.
Per-capita overdose deaths in New Hampshire are among the highest in the nation.
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