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LIFESAVER: East Providence Fire Department Capt. John Potvin calls naloxone a wonder drug when it comes to reversing the effects of an overdose. That’s why many are celebrating Narcan now being sold over the counter. 
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Narcan sold in stores seen as pivotal in R.I. drug crisis

East Providence Fire Department Capt. John Potvin has seen the lifesaving effects of naloxone in action dozens of times throughout his more than 30...

First R.I. overdose prevention center slated for 2024 opening

PROVIDENCE – Almost two years after Rhode Island became the first state in the country to legalize overdose prevention centers, plans to establish the...

CODAC mobile clinic continues to operate despite cease-and-desist order from city

WOONSOCKET – The future of the mobile clinic that has been operating on the property of the nonprofit Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket since...
DOCTOR IS IN: Dr. Francesca Beaudoin works on her computer in an exam room inside CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s new mobile treatment unit for opioid addiction.
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1st mobile unit deployed in R.I.’s addiction fight

John Hayes literally has a front-row seat to the widening demographics of opioid addiction. He’s a driver of CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s new mobile clinic, a...

CODAC mobile unit first in U.S. to earn federal approval

CRANSTON – Medication-assisted treatment for people battling opioid addiction is now available through CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s new mobile unit, which CODAC says is the...

CODAC Behavioral Healthcare announces new chief operating officer

CRANSTON – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has publicly announced its new chief operating officer. Susan Figueiredo, a licensed mental health and alcohol and drug counselor, began...

CODAC helps lead new effort against smoking

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is at the forefront of a statewide push to get Rhode Islanders with behavioral health issues to quit smoking. CODAC...

Thrive, CODAC partner to offer medication, support to treat opioid use

WARWICK – A new partnership between Thrive Behavioral Health and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is offering people in Kent County access to medication-assisted treatment to...

CODAC’s opioid treatment program at state corrections facilities earns national accreditation

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s medication-assisted treatment program at the R.I. Department of Corrections has earned its three-year accreditation from the National Council on...

Former BHDDH director Boss takes on new role at CODAC

PROVIDENCE – Rebecca Boss, who earned national recognition during her tenure as head of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals,...
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