Prevent Overdose RI

Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program

Mission

To decrease nonfatal and fatal drug overdoses and to educate prescribers about responsible prescribing practices.

What we do

  • Contract with community-based agencies to provide peer recovery services to those struggled with opioid use disorder.
  • Evaluate public health polices relevant to drug overdose prevention.
  • Educate healthcare partners on tools and best practices for responsible prescribing of opioids.
  • Collect and analyze data relevant drug overdose for public health surveillance.
  • Report suspected drug diversion to law enforcement.
  • Engage diverse stakeholders to facilitate multi-agency collaboration and partnerships for the prevention of drug overdoses.