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ONE OF A KIND: This overdose prevention center on Willard Avenue in Providence will be the first state-regulated facility of its kind in the country when it opens later this year. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence to host nation’s first state-regulated overdose prevention center

The first-ever state-regulated overdose prevention center in the country is on track to open later this year at 45 Willard Ave. in Providence. An overdose...
SAFETY FIRST: Dennis Bailer, left, overdose prevention program director at Project Weber/RENEW, and Izzie Irizarry, lead case manager, assemble safe injection kits at the agency’s South Providence drop-in center. Project Weber/RENEW and CODAC Inc. are scheduled to open a harm reduction site in early 2024.
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Overdose hot spot’ to get R.I.’s 1st safe injection center

In Providence’s West End, behavioral health care agency CODAC Inc. serves one of the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods in the opioid crisis. From 2016 to...

Only few overdose incidents require police involvement, new Brown study finds

PROVIDENCE – Most overdose incidents do not involve safety concerns or require the intervention of law enforcement, a new Brown University study shows. Police officers...

$11.8M from R.I. CDBG program awarded to 35 organizations

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-five organizations are among the recipients of $11.8 million in funding from the Rhode Island Community Development Block Grant program, Gov. Daniel...
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