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Since 2017, Rebecca Boss has served as director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. She came to the department...

R.I. to launch first 24/7 mental health, substance-use triage, call center...

EAST PROVIDENCE – The state’s first triage and 24/7 hotline call center for overdose and addiction crises, the $1.4 million Behavioral Health Link, will...

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...

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...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has announced a series of community conversations on caring for seniors and Rhode Islanders with disabilities.

Raimondo announces senior care seminar series

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The first in a series of senior care seminars Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced last month is scheduled for June 14...
THE R.I. DELEGATION announced a second round of $2.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. delegation announces second round of $2.1M to fight opioid epidemic

PROVIDENCE - A second round of $2.1 million in federal funds has been awarded to the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and...
SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses.This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...
AT THE PODIUM, Mayor Jorge Elorza helps announce the launch of 12 'safe stations' for addiction referral in Providence fire stations. To his left, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE

Providence offers substance addiction referrals at fire stations

PROVIDENCE —  The city of Providence will establish 12 fire stations as 24/7 centers providing referrals for treatment and support for substance based addiction...
MANAGED CARE: Dr. Kevin Baill is unit chief of intensive inpatient adult treatment services in the ambulatory detox clinic at Butler Hospital, which recently added a center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS

Butler treating opioid addiction as disease

Rhode Island added a fourth center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment at Providence’s Butler Hospital in November, part of a statewide effort to focus...
BUTLER HOSPITAL will be the site of a new 24-hour opioid treatment center, funded through the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals using a federal grant. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Care New England opening 24-hour opioid treatment center at Butler Hospital

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Care New England will announce a new Center of Excellence medication-assisted treatment program for opioid addiction at...
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