(WMUR, March 10) The youth summit on the opioid crisis had a positive impact on local student attendees.
The event was produced by WMUR, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and held at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in March. Thousands of middle and high school students attended and thousands more watched it online.
The summit featured a live DJ, celebrities like New England Patriots player Patrick Chung, local politicians and even a personal video message from Mark Wahlberg himself. In addition families who lost loved ones to opioid overdose spoke to the crowd about their experiences and warned about the danger of addiction.
"The youth summit did a good job of getting the word out and making sure more people know about it so we can actually do something about it so these horrible addictions stop," eighth-grader Patrick Mulready told WMUR. Read more.
Watch WMUR's television report on the summit below: