Health Debrief: Understanding The Decline In RI Overdose Deaths

Dec 20, 2017

Accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island fell 9 percent during the first eight months of this year, compared with the same period in 2016. Gov. Gina Raimondo called it a hopeful sign in the fight against opioid addiction and death. But she cautioned Rhode Island has a lot more work to do. Health Reporter Lynn Arditi and RIPR's Elisabeth Harrison break down the newly released data.

Correction: The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals certifies Centers of Excellence Excellence in the treatment of opioid use disorders. A previous version of this interview reported the incorrect state agency.