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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,...

Overdose spike brings URI mobile health clinic to Providence

PROVIDENCE – In response to a surge in overdoses over Thanksgiving week, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is bringing its University of Rhode Island Rhode to...
HANDS-ON TRAINING: Jill Sypole, second from left, Building Futures health initiatives manager, and Andrew Cortés, third from left, the group’s executive director, stage a training event in Providence on how to administer Narcan to someone who has overdosed.
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Hammer, nails… Narcan: Construction training aims to ease opioid crisis

As an industry, construction has been beset by the national opioid epidemic. In Rhode Island, a report by public-health officials found that about 20%...

CODAC to present at international conference on opioid dependence

CRANSTON – Representatives from CODAC Behavioral Healthcare are in Florida this week to make presentations at the 2019 American Association for the Treatment of...

CODAC introduces correctional center treatment program in Mass.

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is venturing outside of Rhode Island by offering its adult correctional institution program in Massachusetts. By bringing the program to...
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has plans to offer medical and behavioral healthcare to people in rural and underserved communities. From left, Mary Walton, assistant medical director at CODAC, Rebecca Boss, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Linda Hurley, CODAC president and CEO, Adam Nitenson, Linda Mahoney, a state opioid treatment authority for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Dustin Alvanas. / COURTESY CODAC BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE/JOSE GARCIA

CODAC to reach underserved patients with use of mobile unit

PROVIDENCE – With the use of a mobile unit from the University of Rhode Island, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has plans to offer medical and...

Patient numbers growing at CODAC in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Since opening its doors in the city in March, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has seen more than 60 new patients seeking help with...

CODAC, Thundermist to partner on telehealth for medication-assisted treatment

CRANSTON – A new partnership between CODAC Behavioral Healthcare and Thundermist Health Center will improve access to medication-assisted treatment for patients seeking help with...
OPIOID STUDY: Susan Lim, site manager, and Joe Robillard, pharmacy technician, work on prescription orders at a Genoa Healthcare pharmacy inside a Gateway Healthcare clinic in Pawtucket. Genoa is collaborating with Rhode Island Hospital and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare on a study examining the effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered, medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorder.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

Study looks at effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered MAT to treat opioid use...

Efforts to curb the opioid epidemic include increasing access to care and reducing stigma, goals officials say a $1.6 million National Institutes of Health-funded,...

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