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March 21, 2019

Governor Sununu Kicks Off State Tour to Include Local Stops Hosted by State Legislators

Concord, New Hampshire, March 21, 2019 – The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of New Hampshire (RALI NH) will be bringing the RALI CARES educational trailer to a number of cities across New Hampshire, including Concord, Dover, Portsmouth, Exeter, Manchester and Amherst. Set up as a mock teenage bedroom, the trailer exhibit aims to educate families about the possible warning signs of drug use or abuse. Governor Chris Sununu kicked off the educational effort in Concord and was joined by members of the general public who also participated in the interactive experience. Created in partnership with Code 3, the program is a part of RALI NH’s ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

“This initiative will help highlight the importance of education and prevention in ending the opioid crisis in our state,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “This is an important effort that will help New Hampshire families identify early warning signs of drug abuse and take action. I’m glad to join with my fellow elected officials, law enforcement, and community leaders in this effort.”

During its first visit to New Hampshire, the RALI CARES tour will be making six stops across the state. Each stop is hosted by a local legislator and law enforcement officials. Code 3 experts will help guide attendees and be on hand to answer questions. The tour stops are:

  • Concord – March 21 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., New Hampshire State House, 107 North Main Street | Governor Sununu

  • Dover – March 22 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, 259 County Farm Drive | Senator Watters

  • Portsmouth – March 23 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Worth Parking Lot, 25 Maplewood Avenue | Senator Fuller-Clark

  • Exeter – March 25 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Exeter Fire Station, 20 Court Street | Senator Morgan

  • Amherst – March 27, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Amherst Police Station, 175 Amherst Street | Senator Chandley

  • Manchester – March 29 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Manchester Fire Dept., 100 Merrimack Street | Senator D’Allesandro, Senator Cavanaugh

In addition to its efforts on public education, RALI NH has provided grants to not-for-profit organizations throughout New Hampshire who are on the front lines of fighting the opioid epidemic. The grants help fund, expand and develop programming aimed at prevention and treatment of opioid addiction.

RALI NH’s website,, serves as the hub of information about the organization’s efforts. The alliance aims to bring together leaders to mobilize stakeholders, highlight programs that save lives, partner with policymakers and share ideas to effectively address the crisis.

About RALI New Hampshire

RALI New Hampshire is an alliance of more than a dozen local, state, and national organizations committed to finding solutions to end the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. Partners include:

  • Addiction Policy Forum

  • Capitol Area Public Health Network

  • CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)

  • Chucky’s Fight

  • Dismas Home of New Hampshire

  • Granite Pathways Safe Harbor Recovery Center

  • Hope on Haven Hill

  • Makin’ It Happen

  • New Hampshire Grange

  • New Hampshire Hospital Association

  • New Hampshire Police Association

  • New Hampshire Sheriff’s Association

  • North Country Serenity Center

  • Reality Check

  • The Partnership for a Drug Free NH

  • The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

  • Zero Left Campaign


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