Local Events

Here you can learn about events happening in our state focused on overdose prevention.

Regional naloxone training

Naloxone training


Learn how to use injectable naloxone!
Come to one of these training sessions and you can learn how to use naloxone and get a free kit. Learn how to reduce the risk of an overdose, recognize and respond to an overdose. These sessions are free and open to everyone.

Training locations:


South Providence Library
441 Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
March 10th: 11am-12pm
April 11th: 5:30-6:30pm

Woonsocket Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI
Every 4th Thursday of the month
from now through July, 6-8pm

1229 Main Street
West Warwick, RI
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
from now through July, 6-7pm

Four Legs to Stand On

Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together (COAAST) is a non-profit dedicated to eradicating the opioid epidemic through arts-based educational, therapeutic, and community driven approaches. COAAST’s performance includes “Four Legs to Stand On,” a 35-minute play followed by a short question and answer audience talkback. The play challenges the audience and the community to change the status quo – and to reach out to those addicted as well as their friends and family.

Upcoming public performances:
  • April 25th at 7:00 pm – Block Island Public Library (Sponsored by the Block Island Medical Center)
  • April 26th at 7:00 pm – Tiverton Public Library (Sponsored by CODAC, Inc.)

  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    National Drug Take Back Day will be taking place on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at more than 25 locations in Rhode Island. Turn in your unused or expired prescription medicines – safely and anonymously- at a Drug Take Back event near you. You can also use our map to find out where you can get rid of medications safely.