RICARES Report to the Community Part I

RICARES Report to the Community: The Opioid Accidental Overdose Death Epidemic   This report responds to the questions: How did we get here? What is being done now? What can be done? RICARES spent time in the community with folks directly affected by addiction...

Pod Cast: Recovery’s Many Roads

Rhode Island Communities For Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES) is a grassroots alliance of individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. Monica Smith, Executive Director, and Steve Gumbley, Board Member, discuss how the organization’s approach includes many...

R.I. Enacts “Ban-the-Box” Law

R.I. Enacts “Ban-the-Box” Law, Limiting Employer Inquiries into Applicants’ Criminal Histories   Effective January 1, 2014, a new law in Rhode Island will ban employers from inquiring on job applications about the criminal histories of applicants. Under the new...