Ending the Overdose Crisis

Fighting for our loved ones to live long, fulfilling lives

No matter where we come from or what we look like, we all want our friends and family to live long, fulfilling lives. Right now, certain politicians, pharmaceutical corporations, and private prisons are fueling a failed drug war and an overdose crisis that is killing our loved ones and locking people up for using drugs instead of offering treatment.

This crisis harms us all and has ripple effects throughout our communities. In 2018, 4/5 of nearly 1,000 New Hampshire residents who completed a survey conducted by our sister organization Rights & Democracy Institute said they were concerned about the overdose crisis in our state (read the 2018 report here). Since then, this crisis has continued to take an enormous toll, and our state has invested too little in treatment and harm reduction measures.

By joining together, we can hold politicians and corporations accountable, and win policies to stop preventable overdose deaths.


Across New Hampshire, Vermont, and nationally, we are fighting to win people-centered, evidence-based solutions for our loved ones and communities struggling with Substance Use Disorder, including:

  • Expanded access to harm reduction measures such as sterile syringes, narcan & fentanyl test strips.
  • Expanded healthcare services, including sustained recovery and increased access to Medication Assisted Treatment and dual diagnosis support
  • Study and implementation of Overdose Prevention Sites
  • Removal of criminal penalties

People’s Action 2021 No More Drug War