Research Professor Marcella Sorg Examines Fentanyl Overdose Deaths in New Hampshire

Research Professor Marcella Sorg will be leading an in-depth epidemiological “hot-spot” analysis of fentanyl-related deaths in New Hampshire on behalf of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the University of Maryland’s National Drug Early Warning System. The hot-spot study is currently featured on the National Drug Early Warning System’s website: https://ndews.umd.edu/featuredcontent/1725

Dr. Sorg and research associate Jamie Wren recently contributed to a preliminary, Phase 1 study of fentanyl deaths in New Hampshire. The report from the Phase 1 study indicates that Fentanyl-related deaths nearly doubled from 2014 to 2015 (145 to 283) and accounted for nearly two thirds of all New Hampshire drug deaths.

The Phase 1 New Hampshire hotspot report is available from  the NDEWS website at https://ndews.umd.edu/sites/ndews.umd.edu/files/pubs/newhampshirehotspotreportphase1final.pdf