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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. 

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.

‘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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