We update this information every three months.
Some data does not contain complete location information so maps may not show the total amount of naloxone distributed.
Here we use data from the 48 Hour Reporting System (RIDOH), Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC), community based organizations like PONI and ANCHOR Recovery, and Rhode Island pharmacies.
We need naloxone in every town in Rhode Island
In our state, community programs and pharmacies are working hard to get naloxone into the hands of people who need it. This bar chart shows us how many kits of naloxone were handed out or dispensed in 2015 and 2016. The map shows us where kits were handed out by community organizations.
Naloxone Distribution Breakdown in Rhode Island
Hospital and Community-Based Naloxone Distribution in Rhode Island (2016)
Note: The number of naloxone kits distributed may be under-reported and is subject to change
Good Samaritan Laws save lives
In Rhode Island, the Good Samaritan law protects you from arrest for providing aid to anyone you think is having an overdose. You should always call 9-1-1 for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) if someone isn’t responding or you think an overdose has happened. This map shows us the number of naloxone doses given by EMS, Police, and friends or family members. We also show the number of doses per 10,000 residents in each town. This rate is the number of naloxone doses administered divided by total population for each city or town multiplied by 10,000.
Naloxone Administration Breakdown in Rhode Island (2016)
Note: The number of naloxone kits administered may be under-reported and is subject to change
Note: Map uses data from the 48 Hour Reporting System (RIDOH)