R.I. Congressional delegation pushes for immediate release of $12.5M opioid funding

REBECCA BOSS, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, talks about how $12.5 million in federal funds will help the recovery community, during a July 3 press conference at CODAC Behavioral Healthcare in Cranston. / COURTESY JH COMMUNICATIONS
CRANSTON – After securing a $10 million increase in federal funds to a total of $12.5 million to address the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island, Sen. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., and Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., joined Rhode Island health professionals calling for the money’s quick deployment July 3 at…

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