Neighborhoods pushing back against Suboxone clinic expansions

VALUABLE RESOURCE: CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Inc., headquartered in Cranston, operates six centers in Rhode Island that offer addiction-treatment services. Above, CODAC CEO and President Linda Hurley talks with Robert Babat, program administrator for Newport CODAC. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY
VALUABLE RESOURCE: CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Inc., headquartered in Cranston, operates six centers in Rhode Island that offer addiction-treatment services. Above, CODAC CEO and President Linda Hurley talks with Robert Babat, program administrator for Newport CODAC. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY
Rhode Island has about 300 medical professionals who are trained and licensed to prescribe Suboxone, a drug that helps people who are addicted to opiates stop using them. That’s about twice the number engaged in addiction treatment two years ago, but given the extent of opioid overdoses in Rhode Island, health officials say the state…
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