First, invest in reducing harm

A jarring comment at the close of the June 14 Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force meeting challenged the way that strategies are being implemented, and whether they benefit the people seeking treatment and recovery. PHOTO BY RICHARD ASINOF Gov....

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...

America Drinks and goes home, and dies?

An alleged intoxicated man transported to Rhode Island Hospital by rescue personnel for detox was reportedly released two hours after being seen, only to die early the next morning – the same day that new standards for emergency departments for treatment of substance...

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...