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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...

Five Questions With: Leslie Bridgman

As CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s director of correctional services, Leslie Bridgman oversees CODAC’s medication-assisted treatment program. Created four years ago, the MAT program gives inmates...
CVS HEALTH has been subpoenaed on behalf of the DEA. The summons is related to information about its handling of opioids and other controlled substances. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS subpoenaed by U.S. over pharmacies’ role in opioid crisis

NEW YORK – CVS Health Corp. said it received a subpoena on behalf of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, asking the company for information...

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...

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