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Heroin in New Hampshire

The rise in heroin usage in Northern New England has reached alarming levels. Some attribute it to an epidemic in prescription drug abuse, where those addicted to painkillers like oxycodone can no longer afford those pills are switching to a cheaper alternative. In New Hampshire deaths from heroin have increased 6 to 7 times in the last decade. We’re looking at the increased problem of heroin addiction here in NH and what can be done about it.

Guest:

  • Scott Hilliard- Merrimack County Sheriff
  • Dr. Ben Nordstrom – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Addiction Services at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Tym Rourke- Director of Program and Substance Use Disorders for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Chair of the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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