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URI WAS GRANTED $1 million from the federal government for its program to conduct outreach to rural Rhode Island communities regarding the opioid crisis. The program will be led by URI College of Pharmacy clinical associate professor Anita Jacobson, pictured above. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI gets $1M for rural opioid crisis outreach

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has received a $1 million federal grant to fight the opioid crisis in rural Rhode Island...

Events held to raise awareness of substance use, celebrate recovery

PROVIDENCE – A number of events focused on increasing awareness and understanding of mental health and substance-use disorders are planned across the state this...
RHODE ISLAND was granted $17.1 million in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis, HHS announced Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES

R.I. to receive $17M in federal funds for opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $17.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

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...
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