Local Events

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


Regional naloxone training

Naloxone training

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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

HEZ Hub
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.