We update this information every twelve months.
Here we use data from Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The number of Rhode Islanders on medication assisted treatment (MAT) is on the rise
Buprenorphine/naloxone, naltrexone, and methadone are evidence-based treatments for opioid addiction (also called opioid use disorder). A key initiative under the Governor’s action plan is to increase the number of people accessing medication assisted treatment (MAT). Learn more about our action plan to address addiction and overdose in Rhode Island.
Number patients actively prescribed methadone
Number patients actively prescribed buprenorphine
Medication assisted treatment options are available throughout Rhode Island
Find a treatment provider in your community on our Find Treatment page.
Number of waivered physicians able to prescribe buprenorphine and number of opioid treatment programs for methadone therapy by city/town
But to reduce overdose deaths, more buprenorphine prescribers are needed
To prescribe buprenorphine, physicians must complete a federally certified training program. Learn more about becoming qualified to prescribe buprenorphine on our Providers page.
Number of Rhode Island prescribers with at least one prescription for buprenorphine per month
Note: Data unavailable for April to November 2016
Number of unique Rhode Island prescribers that checked the PDMP
Last updated: May 17th, 2017