alcohol en Brown Doctor Accused of Allowing Teens to Drink Alcohol <p>Brown University Medical School professor and doctor at Rhode Island hospital is expected in court Wednesday on charges he violated Rhode Island’s social host law. Bruce Becker is accused of allowing alcohol at a birthday party for his 18-year-old son at their home in Barrington.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:03:41 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 19655 at A place to sober up, instead of ER, for "frequent fliers" <p>A proposal is taking shape to divert frequent users of emergency rooms into a substance abuse treatment facility, instead. Rhode Island’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare has pitched a pilot program for Providence that would transport drunk or high people to a sobering center. Staff there could then connect them with more treatment or housing and job services. Dale Klatzker heads The Providence Center, one of the state’s largest community mental health organizations. He says marshaling the resources to address this social problem will be difficult.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:14:48 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10383 at