BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS CAN EMERGE AS LEADERS ON SYNTHETIC DRUG EPIDEMIC
New Futures asks that residents report any shops carrying the synthetic drug SMACKED! to local authorities. No amount of money is worth somebody’s child overdosing, and we hope local residents and businesses emerge as leaders on this issue.
Synthetic drugs are a moving target from a policy perspective. House Bill 1446, a bill that would have banned synthetic marijuana, was referred to Interim Study in the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee. Before the next legislative session, the committee will study synthetic marijuana and make recommendations about how it should be handled in New Hampshire. New Futures wants to work with law enforcement, local businesses, and those personally affected by recent overdoses to address this problem.
Long term, recovery is more important than addiction. Improving access to prevention, treatment, and recovery supports can help reduce the demand for cheap highs off vague ingredients.
New Futures is located in Concord and has identified synthetic drugs as a policy priority.