The Action Plan

 

Rhode Island is a national leader in responding to the overdose crisis, but we aren’t done yet.

$75 million dollars in Federal funding to address the overdose crisis

From 2017 to 2018, we doubled the number of naloxone kits distributed in Rhode Island to over 16,000 kits

We trained 174 new peer recovery specialists in 2018

Now, we’re taking it further with an updated plan. This plan builds on our past success and will help us continue to save lives. Here’s how our state is saving lives and ending the overdose crisis:


Our Main Goal:

Decrease the number of Overdose Deaths

Most Recent Data (RIDOH)
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Treatment Strategy:

Increase the number of people receiving medication-assisted treatment each year

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More Treatment Data

Rescue Strategy:

Increase the number of naloxone kits distributed in the community each year

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More Naloxone Data

Prevention Strategy:

Decrease the number of people receiving opioid/benzodiazepine prescriptions

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Recovery Strategy:

Increase the number of peer recovery support specialists and contacts each month

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The Action Plan

To respond to this public health crisis, Rhode Island has developed a strategic plan to address the epidemic. Building on past accomplishments and progress of the original plan, the strategic plan was updated in 2019.

Learn more about The Action Plan