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EOHHS to launch ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ series

WARWICK – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and partners today will kick off “Let’s Talk About Mental Health,” a series...
A LAB TECHNICIAN demonstrates the use of fentanyl testing strips at the Rhode Island Department of Health Laboratory in Providence, Rhode Island, Jan. 10, 2018. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG HEALTH INITIATIVE/ALLISON SHELLEY

Advocates to distribute street drug tests for fentanyl throughout R.I. Friday

PROVIDENCE — Public health advocates, including representatives of Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention at The Miriam Hospital, will distribute street drug test strips for...

Five Questions With: Mitch Weintraub

Mitch Weintraub, a Burrillville native, graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in environmental science and has...

Addiction Policy Forum launches web resource to aid Rhode Islanders dealing...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health reports 323 people died of an overdose in 2016, with another 39 so far in 2018 –...

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

CRANSTON – After securing a $10 million increase in federal funds to a total of $12.5 million to address the opioid epidemic in Rhode...

Raimondo to honor local municipal leaders for overdose prevention plans

WARWICK – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will join the members of Rhode Island's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick...
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIOIDS video will run on local TV this month to warn people from the dangers of the drugs and addiction. COURTESY/R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. runs $600K prevention campaign ‘The Truth About Opioids’

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local $600,000 social media and television public prevention campaign,...
REP. NICHOLAS A MATTIELLO is the Rhode Island Speaker of the House.

Opinion: Opioid epidemic devastating R.I.

It seems that every generation has its own epidemic to battle. But unlike polio or cholera, the tragic epidemic of our time is one...
UNITED WAY of Rhode Island 211 operators, from left, Tina Donate and Aura Sanabia field calls at their Providence call center. / COURTESY UWRI

CVS Health Foundation grants $56K for 211 call center substance use...

PROVIDENCE — The United Way’s 211 call center will soon be able to bring in Anchor Recovery peer counselors on opioid and other substance...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has added medication-assisted treatment to its addiction services in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Roger Williams Medical Center adds medication assisted treatment to addiction services

PROVIDENCE — Medication Assisted Treatment, which has gained support as the state campaigns to curb opioid abuse and overdose deaths, is now offered at...
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