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RIDOC medication-assisted treatment program discussed in new video

PROVIDENCE – Officials from the R.I. Department of Corrections can be seen in a new video outlining the department’s expansion of its medication-assisted treatment...
RHODE ISLAND received $6.5 million in federal grants to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. receives $6.5M in federal grants to fight opioid addiction

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $6.5 million in State Targeted Response Opioid Crisis grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,...

CCAP awarded $625K SAMHSA grant for substance abuse prevention

CRANSTON – CCAP’s Cranston Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force will continue operations for another five years thanks to a $625,000 grant from the U.S....

CODAC aids $1.5M expansion, evaluation of RIDOC MAT program

CRANSTON – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Brown University researchers a three-year, $1.5 million grant to expand and evaluate...

Five Questions With: Susan A. Orban

South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – one of Rhode Island’s 10 Health Equity Zones – is using $2 million from the Substance Abuse...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services announced $15 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. receives $15M in federal funds to combat opioids

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving $15 million to combat the opioid crisis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department...

BCBSRI: Addiction recovery better at home

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is working to change common opinion that recovery must happen at far-away locales, sharing...

R.I. receives $10M increase in opioid-mitigation funding

PROVIDENCE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., led an effort to successfully change the grant formula for state opioid-mitigation funding...
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...
PUBLIC TRAINING: A group of Mental Health First Aid trainers for Lifespan Corp. discusses strategies for helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. From left, Katherine Desjarlais, milieu associate at Lifespan, and Kimberly LaFountain, behavioral education development specialist at Bradley Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Communities implement MHFA training to address mental distress

Mental Health First Aid, a training program created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and ­Anthony Jorm,...
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