Local Events

Note: The current COVID-19 health crisis has brought many events to online platforms. Please check back here from time to time to see new community events.


RICARES and COBRE on Opioids and Overdoses
Recovery Science and Harm Reduction Lecture Series

 

WHEN:

September 24th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:

For more information, email Jon Soske jsoske@ricares.org

ABOUT:

“Recovery as a Paradigm: Implications for Racial Health Equity”
Dr. Corrie Vilsaint, Recovery Research Institute, Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital
For more information, email Jon Soske jsoske@ricares.org



RICARES and The City of Providence Present: Words Matter: A Conversation About Stigma, Substance Use, and Covid 19

 

WHEN:

September 25th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Online. Register here.

ABOUT:

Rhode Island continues to face an overdose crisis. All across the country and in our state, rates of drug overdose are increasing, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 300 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to an overdose in 2019. In the context of the larger addiction crisis, the widespread use of dated and stigmatizing language when reporting on substance use is a genuine public health concern.

Journalists, anchors, radio talk show hosts, bloggers, and other media figures play an important role in shaping how we talk about substance use, addiction, and recovery. All members of the press are invited to attend this virtual event that will include personal testimony by Rhode Islanders in recovery and professional training by the nation’s leading experts on stigma.

Join RICARES and the City of Providence for a workshop led by veteran journalists, leading researchers, and people in recovery about:
Updated Associated Press guidelines for person-centered and scientifically accurate language regarding addiction and substance use
How the overdose epidemic is impacted by COVID-19 and systemic racism
The importance of using de-stigmatizing language to support connections to treatment and recovery services

Speakers include:
Dr. John Kelly – Director, Recovery Research Institute, Harvard/Mass General
Maia Szalavitz – nationally recognized journalist author of Unbroken Brain
Machiste Rankin – Outreach Specialist, RICARES
Ashley Perry – Intervention Case Manager, Project Weber/RENEW
Diego Arene-Morley – Program Manager, RICARES

Words Matter will be held via Zoom. The event link will be sent out upon registration.
Questions? Contact Jon Soske at jsoske@ricares.org.

Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided



COAAST Outdoor Movie Fundraiser

 

WHEN:

October 3rd, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

WHERE:

The Guild – 461 Main St, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Register here.

ABOUT:

Join us for a night of FUN and FUNDRAISING!

We’ve replaced our Annual Gala with this Outdoor Movie Fundraiser to keep the community safe. We will have an array of food trucks to pick from and a DJ playing 1950’s Rock ‘N Roll themed music to dance to. We will premiere Four Legs to Stand On, Act I on the big screen with a socially-distant talkback with actors and the director. We can’t wait to socially-distant celebrate with you!

*Dress-up your car and win a prize!
7:00 – 8:00pm Music, Food trucks , and car prize
8:00 – 9:00pm Premiere screening of virtual Act I & talkback with actors
9:00pm William Huntley Hope Award & Closing Remarks



RICARES and Brown School of Public Health
Recovery Science and Harm Reduction Reading Group

 

WHEN:

October 15th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:

For information and readings, email Brendan Jacka brendan_jacka@brown.edu

ABOUT:

For information and readings, email Brendan Jacka brendan_jacka@brown.edu



RICARES and COBRE on Opioids and Overdoses
Recovery Science and Harm Reduction Lecture Series

 

WHEN:

October 22nd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:

For information and readings, email Brendan Jacka brendan_jacka@brown.edu

ABOUT:

“Who Can Dismantle Medical Mistrust? Addressing Racism, Stigma, and Homophobia”
Dr. Jessica Jaiswal, Health Sciences, University of Alabama
For more information, email Jon Soske jsoske@ricares.org



2020 Symposium on Substance Use Research

 

WHEN:

November 9th – 13th

WHERE:

Online. Register here

ABOUT:

We are happy to announce that the 2020 Symposium on Substance Use Research will be co-hosted by:

the Rural Drug Addiction Research (RDAR) COBRE
the COBRE on Opioids and Overdose
the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI)

The symposium will be held virtually during the week of November 9th, 2020. The digital format will include two to three daily presentation sessions and numerous networking sessions throughout the week to accommodate various schedules. Registration does not require attendance at all events, and attendees will be able to choose relevant online sessions from the conference webpage prior to participation. We hope to see you there!

This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, leveraging research, knowledge, and insight on substance use from across the country. Please visit our main symposium webpage for updates on the agenda.



Community First Responder Program (CFRP): Upgrade Your First Aid Kit

 

WHERE:

Online at: web.uri.edu/cfrp

ABOUT:

Visit our website and learn how to become a Community First Responder and receive free harm reduction supplies including naloxone (Narcan) and fentanyl test strips by mail. [Learn more]


Anchor Recovery Meetings

 

WHEN:

Seven days a week, multiple times per day

WHERE:

Online at: AnchorRecovery.com/meetings

ABOUT:

Anchor offers a variety of meetings centered around recovery. There are also focused meetings for LGBTQIA+ In Recovery, Women in Recovery, Employment 101, and more. Learn more about the Anchor Recovery meeting schedule