Concord, N.H. - In a speech on Monday at Manchester Community College, President Trump outlined his approach to combat the opioid epidemic where he announced his support for several initiatives that have received bipartisan support before also requesting the death penalty apply to drug dealers.
Since taking office, President Trump has refused to provide additional funding for the opioid crisis apart from the $57,000 that came with his long-delayed Public Health Emergency Dec
Concord, N.H. - Yesterday, President Trump spoke about his desire to end the opioid epidemic while failing to provide any details outlining how he planned to achieve his goal. Following his speech, Trump was criticized by newspapers, recovery advocates, and New Hampshire's federal delegation for his all-talk, no action approach to a crisis that has affected too many people.
Throughout the visit, Governor Sununu proudly stood by Trump's side, greeting him at the airport, and
Concord, N.H. - Today, President Trump visited New Hampshire where he toured a Safe Station with Governor Sununu before speaking at Manchester Community College. In his speech, he announced his support for many important policies to fight the opioid epidemic, but it remains to be seen if he will follow through.
Since taking office, Trump has failed to deliver on his many promises to fight the crisis. He waited months to declare the opioid epidemic a Public Health Emergency,
Concord, N.H. - Yesterday, Hope for New Hampshire announced the closure of 4 of their 5 recovery centers, citing lack of funding. These closures follow Manchester's Serenity Place going out of business just last month and two Cheshire County SUD centers at risk of closing because of financial difficulty.
Last week, Senate Republicans killed two bills that would have provided additional resources to fight the opioid crisis: The RESCUE Act would have offered $10 million throug
Concord, N.H. - Over the weekend, the Union Leader reported that the funding for Continuum of Care (COC) facilitator positions has run out and that agencies will only receive 50 percent of the funding they expected when the new fiscal year starts on July 1. COC facilitators are considered "boots on the ground" in the fight against the opioid crisis and are described as "extremely valuable" and "a vital part of New Hampshire's public health system."
Sarah Freeman, executive d
Concord, N.H. - Just two days after President Trump presented no new policies on the opioid crisis in his State of the Union speech, Governor Sununu is praising the president for his "hard work" on the issue, but all evidence points to the opposite:
Despite declaring a Public Health Emergency in October, Trump has yet to dedicate any additional funds to the nearly empty fund that only has $57,000 in it for the entire country.
Members of the Trump-created Opioid and Drug Abu
Concord, N.H. - Last week, the Keene Sentinel reported that two Cheshire County substance use disorder centers may be forced to shut down because of a budget shortfall. In a statement, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Service spokesman Jake Leon said that in Governor Sununu's 2018-2019 budget, "overall funding for SUD services is less than in the previous budget."
In May, the chair of the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Tym Rourke said that
Concord, N.H. - Today, the Union Leader reported that HHS Secretary Tom Price will be visiting Goodwin Community Health Center in Somersworth, N.H.
NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement:
"Tom Price's return to New Hampshire comes under the same shameful circumstance as his last one. His administration is pushing for a dangerous health care bill that would strip coverage from millions and make premiums skyrocket. He returns after defending a Trump budget that
Concord, N.H. - The Washington Post reports that, on a call with the Mexican President, the President of the United States, Donald Trump said that he "won New Hampshire because it's a drug infested den."
New Hampshire was ranked number one in the country for economic opportunity and number two overall in the country by US News. The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks New Hampshire the best state in the US to raise children. Trump didn't win New Hampshire, losing it by 2,732 vote
Concord, N.H. – Yesterday, Governor Sununu called the most recent changes to Trumpcare an improvement. In a conversation with WKXL’s Chris Ryan, Sununu characterized the bill, which now prices those with preexisting conditions out of the market and guts their benefits, as “better” than the last version of the Senate’s Trumpcare bill. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: “Governor Sununu’s support for President Trump is rivaled only by what his allies have ca