Live free or die

The New York Times has a piece on a drug addict in New Hampshire. The live free or die state. So this is ironic:

“In Patrick’s home state of New Hampshire, which leads the country in deaths per capita from fentanyl, almost 500 people died of overdoses in 2016. The government estimates that 10 percent of New Hampshire residents — about 130,000 people — are addicted to drugs or alcohol. The overall burden to the state, including health care and criminal justice costs and lost worker productivity, has ballooned into the billions of dollars.”

(See https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/21/us/opioid-addiction-treatment-families.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news)

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