Successful DCR in Berlin and other harm reduction measures is helping Germany’s DRDs to fall.

20 Oct 2016

More than 400 people died last year from drug overdoses in New Hampshire and that number is expected to surpass 500 this year.  But as our numbers increase, in many parts of Europe drug overdose deaths are declining.

During a three week fellowship in Germany earlier this summer, NHPR reporter Paige Sutherland decided to dig into Germany’s drug policies—to see what’s different, what’s worked and what New Hampshire might learn as it continues to tackle an opioid crisis.

In a series called “Through the Looking Glass,” you’ll hear stories about Germany’s policies, from rooms where addicts can legally use to needle machines in prisons.  

Drug Problems Berlin (1)

Explore the series:

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Could Germany's Strategies Be Put to Work in New Hampshire

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