R.I. receives $2.2M to fight opioid epidemic

PROVIDENCE – Approximately $2.2 million in federal funding has been awarded to the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals to use to stem the opioid epidemic, the state’s congressional delegation said Friday. There were more than 326 drug-overdose deaths in the state last year and 290 deaths in 2015, according to the…

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