Fewer OD deaths seen in Laconia this year
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As people gather at Bartlett Beach on Saturday for International Overdose Awareness Day, there are some glimmers of hope locally that fewer people are dying of substance abuse.
Police Chief Matt Canfield said there were 109 overdoses, 14 of them fatal, in Laconia last year, compared to 33 overdoses, three fatal, this year.
Canfield praised Eric Adams, the city’s drug prevention, enforcement and training officer, for the work he has done on the issue, and also said the changing face of addiction locally may have something to do with the decline in overdoses.