Set an Example for Your Community
Part of ending the overdose epidemic is changing how Rhode Islanders think about addiction and drug use. As a first responder, your attitude and knowledge about overdose can be just as powerful as your service. Help stop the stigma behind opioid addiction — become a compassionate source of information for your community.
As a first responder, you understand how serious the overdose problem is — but many people don’t. When you report an overdose, you’re doing your part to get important information to the organizations working to end Rhode Island’s overdose epidemic.
It’s very important that you know how to use naloxone correctly — and that you can help others learn, too. Remember, your knowledge can save lives.
We’re seeing a lot of Fentanyl overdoses in Rhode Island. Fentanyl is an opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine. Learn more about Fentanyl safety for first responders, and you can help keep yourself and your co-workers safe.