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Learn more about our resources for Rhode Islanders


Connect people to treatment in Rhode Island

Addiction is a Disease
Brochure with overdose and recovery information


Addiction is a Disease
(Spanish version)

Our state is working hard to help people find treatment options when they need it most.You can download this list of resources to learn about treatment options or call our Hope and Recovery line401-942-7867 to talk to a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day.


Learn about the dangers of fentanyl

fentanyl flyer english
Wallet cards containing fentanyl information (Spanish version)

Fentanyl is much more powerful than heroin, so overdoses happen faster and are harder to stop. You probably need more than one naloxone kit to reverse a Fentanyl overdose. Every minute counts, call 9-1-1 if you think it’s an overdose.
Learn more about the dangers of fentanyl.


Know the risks of prescription opioids

Prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet, can be used safely to manage pain. But they are very addictive — especially if they’re not used correctly. Learn more about opioids and see where you can get rid of medications safely.


Safely prescribe painkillers


This poster shows how our state is increasing patient safety by limiting the type and length of an opioid prescription given to patients at any Rhode Island Emergency Department.


Request a Recovery Coach

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This flyer helps remind EMTs to call for a recovery coach on the way to the hospital if someone has just overdosed. Print and share this flyer.


Help patients know the risks of Opioid Pain Medications

You can help your patients learn about their opioid prescription by giving them our new education handout, “Knowing the Risks of Opioid Prescription Pain Medications.” This handout was developed for Rhode Islanders and it helps patients understand the possible dangers of an opioid prescription. This handout also has information about how to get rid of your medications safely and where you can get naloxone in our state.


Consider these guidelines when Co-Prescribing

You can help lower the health risks for your patients by considering non-opioid approaches to managing pain, especially for patients who are currently prescribed benzodiazepines. Download our handout for clinicians and learn more about RI Department of Health’s safe opioid prescribing guidelines.


Help your patients enroll in CurrentCare


CurrentCare is a free service developed for Rhode Islanders. It’s a system to increase communication between doctors and hospitals. CurrentCare can alert you if your patient is admitted to an emergency department. You can help your patients by visiting their website.