R.I. Department of Health begins new opioid awareness campaign

OVER THE DOSE RI is a new educational campaign launched by the R.I. Department of Health to inform people about the risks involved in taking opioid pain medication. Above, an animated video, part of the campaign, shows the similarities between opioid drugs and heroin. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – Last week the R.I. Department of Health launched Over the Dose RI, an educational campaign to reduce the misuse and abuse of opioid medications by Rhode Islanders ages 18-50. The campaign was announced at the monthly meeting of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. The campaign is closely aligned…

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