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New England Public Policy Center report: Medication helping R.I.’s opioid problem

PROVIDENCE – Medication-assisted treatment seems to be reducing the risk of overdose for Rhode Islanders with opioid addictions, a new report by the New...

R.I. program distributes 10K naloxone kits to community groups

PROVIDENCE – Community organizations across the state have received hundreds of naloxone kits and funding to help distribute them as part of a new...

Downtown Providence experiencing high rates of opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently shared findings and recommendations of two reports examining the high rates of opioid overdoses and strategies to...

R.I. Department of Labor and Training awarded $1.3M opioid crisis grant

PROVIDENCE – A $1.3 million federal grant awarded to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will help provide jobs and training to address...

URI offers free training to administer naloxone to prevent overdoses

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has launched the Community First Responder Program, which offers free online learning modules on how to...

CODAC, BH Link work together to address rise in opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is expanding its services in two different Rhode Island locations in an effort to provide increased addiction services amid...

RIDOH, BHDDH partner on new Buprenorphine Hotline

CRANSTON – Launched this month, a new state hotline is helping people with opioid addiction, or who are suffering from opioid withdrawal, find help...

Researchers learn from drug users about dealers’ efforts to curb overdoses...

PROVIDENCE – One way to address opioid overdoses and deaths may be to examine the relationship with drug users and their dealers, researchers from...

R.I. accidental overdose deaths decline for third straight year in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Accidental overdose deaths in Rhode Island totaled 308 in 2019, marking the state’s third consecutive year of declines in such deaths, the...

URI offers free online trainings aimed at responding to opioid overdose

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A free online seminar offered by the University of Rhode Island Community First Responder Program is offering training for rural Rhode...

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