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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.

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

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.

Talk about Recovery

You can download and print this Recovery Planning Tool to keep important information nearby–like phone numbers, websites, and questions to support a patient at risk for overdose.

Learn about the NaloxBox

The NaloxBox is a new resource for helping someone who might have accidentally overdosed.

The NaloxBox includes naloxone, a medicine that reverses the overdose, and a mask so that you can give rescue breaths until emergency help arrives. The NaloxBox stores these life-saving tools in public places and community organizations, that means bystanders can give naloxone right away. Learn more about NaloxBox in the news, and visit their page to become a NaloxBox partner.

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.