A community forum last week in Londonderry addressed the heroin and opioid drug crisis in the local area and the state. It follows similar 2015 forums in Derry and Hampstead. The message is the same. Heroin use is increasing, along with fatal overdoses. Treatment options are limited. Family vigilance is vital.
It’s always bad policy to try to fix something that isn’t broken, and it’s safe to say the New Hampshire Legislature has plenty of legitimate issues to address instead of messing with laws that are fine the way they are. But that’s what happened with RSA HB 507 189.68, IV (HB507), which requires parental consent,
As we proceed into winter and the New Year, we traditionally take time to reflect on the year just ending, and resolve to do some things differently in the days ahead. And while there’s nothing wrong with the usual resolutions – exercise more, eat healthier foods, take more time for yourself, pay more attention to