The Granite State News Collaborative is a statewide multimedia news collaborative of 17 media and educational organizations that draws on and amplifies the strengths of its members to expand and add missing dimensions to coverage of issues of concern to the N.H. public as a whole, as well as to particular communities. Through coordinated reporting and engagement activities, the Collaborative will pursue inclusive and responsive coverage that builds public trust and holds government accountable to its citizens. Learn more at

Follow the Money

Project editor: Carol Robidoux
Reporters: Dave Solomon, Susan Geier, Pat Grossmith and Erica Swallow
Collaborative director: Melanie Plenda

The first project of the Granite State News Collaborative was to launch the Granite State solution project. Its goal was to take a look at the dual challenge of our statewide opioid crisis and its relationship to treatment of mental health issues. Working as a team we have produced a series of multimedia story packages that do more than explore the problems; our aim is toward solutions. How? By working collaboratively to inform and engage you. First, we examine the $64.5 million statewide Doorway system of referral and treatment for opioid addiction. We focus in on how the money’s been spent, what outcomes have been measured, and what’s next as the state considers how it will spend the second year of grant funding. In part two, we look at Safe Station and whether it has potential to expand into a statewide solution. We will also hear from folks in recovery about what it’s like to use these systems.


New Hampshire’s opioid crisis is among the worst in the nation, with the state ranking in the top five with the highest rate of opioid-involved...

Manchester Fire Chief Daniel Goonan is working on a plan to expand Safe Station services to the addicted in anticipation of receiving $225,000 in...

Across the state, substance abuse treatment providers are grateful for federal money the state received to address the opioid crisis but have made...

The $64 million question


Since October of 2018, New Hampshire’s governor and Executive Council have approved contracts for more than $64.5 million in federal money to...

One year into the state’s new system for substance use disorder referral and treatment, Seacoast residents in recovery and front-line providers say...

Across the state, addiction treatment providers – the spokes in the hub-and-spoke service delivery system – agree the Doorway is working. People...

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