Rhode Island has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, especially the areas around Providence. More Rhode Islanders die from overdoses than from any other accidental death, including from all fires, firearms, and car crashes combined. Synthetic opioids other than methadone have been behind the steep increase in fatalities, fentanyl and prescription opioids in particular.
Rhode Island is continuing to lose lives needlessly to a disease that has effective treatment. State funding is available for evidence-based, medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
If you don't have comprehensive health insurance (like a PPO plan) to cover the cost for private drug and alcohol rehab - or even if you do, you can call the Rhode Island Hope & Recovery Support Line on 401-942-STOP (7867) to talk to a licensed counselor. The line is open all day, every day. Call anytime. Hablamos español.