The New Hampshire HotSpot study was conducted in 2016 in response to a sharp increase in illicit fentanyl-related overdose deaths. These deaths climbed from 145 in 2014 to 362 in 2016 and constituted a public health emergency.
- Highlights from the NDEWS New Hampshire HotSpot Study (September 2017)
4-page summary of the study; what was learned; implications for public health
- Unintentional Fentanyl Overdoes in New Hampshire: An NDEWS HotSpot Analysis (September 2017); Marcella H. Sorg, Ph.D., et al.
Analysis of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in 2015 and 2016
- Overview and Initial Results (February 2017)
Urinalysis results from 136 people who died from fentanyl-related overdoses
- Understanding Opioid Overdoses in New Hampshire (June 2017); Dr. Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D., et al.
Interviews with consumers, first responders, and emergency department staff
- The Increase in Fentanyl Overdoses (October 2016); NDEWS Coordinating Center
Site visit findings, review of available data
- VIDEO: House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force briefing on Heroin and Synthetic Drug Abuse (February 2017)
Includes testimony by New Hampshire HotSpot Study researcher, Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D., Dartmouth College