For years, Kayla West watched the opioid epidemic tear through her eastern Tennessee community. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she treated people with mental illness but felt she needed to do more to address addiction.
CONCORD — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that the state violated the rights of a psychiatric patient when it missed deadlines written into state law that guarantee rights of people who are admitted to psychiatric hospitals against their will.
A national nonprofit that uses physical activity and social connection to help people recover from substance misuse is expanding into Southern New Hampshire, planning to introduce programs on the Seacoast, and in Manchester, Concord and Nashua.
U.S. cities and counties are increasingly at odds with their own state governments over how to divvy up $641.5 million that consulting firm McKinsey & Co. has offered to settle its liability for work with the opioid industry.
Residents of one the largest homeless camps in Manchester — a camp on land adjoining several local businesses — were told this week that they will be evicted next Thursday, city and company officials said.