Operation Safe Haven, a new program which offers aid and assistance to those suffering from drug abuse, has started this month in Manchester, NH. It allows people seeking help to go to any fire station in the city and quickly be linked to resources to help them. Anyone in need of help can walk in at any time and talk to the firefighters on duty who will connect the person with someone who can help through the 211 phone network or with a substance abuse expert at Hope for NH Recovery. Overdoses in the city have already declined for the first time in months. At least 30 people have walked into fire stations seeking help. Hopefully the program will be a model that will spread to other parts of the state and the country.
Posted by: Angela Whiting, North Hampton, NH.