Heroin to be topic of community discussion in Merrimack

A community discussion about heroin in Merrimack will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 29.

The discussion will be held by the Merrimack Police Department, in conjunction with Merrimack Safeguard, the New Hampshire Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Greater Nashua Public Health and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

The discussion will begin with several guests, including Chief Mark Doyle of the Merrimack Police Department, the Judge Clifford Kinghorn, Lisa Vasquez of New Hampshire Public Health and Wayne Dutch, a pharmacist, who will discuss how heroin has affected all segments of the community.

There will also be a question-and-answer period with the audience.

Merrimack has seen an increase in heroin overdoses, as well as deaths linked to heroin. If you or someone you know is affected by this deadly drug, join the discussion to learn why someone becomes addicted and what you can do to help them.

The event will be held in the Little Theatre at Merrimack High School, 38 McElwain St.

For more information, contact Lt. Denise Roy of the Merrimack Police Department at 420-1809 or droy@merrimacknh.gov.