If you weren't able to join us last night at the Providence Athenaeum for Policy & Pinot - "Killer Drugs: Tackling Opioid Addiction and Overdose in Rhode Island" - not to worry. We recorded the program and will broadcast it Sunday, March 16 at 6 pm here on Rhode Island Public Radio. But we're sorry we missed you!
More about last night's Policy & Pinot at the Providence Athenaeum
Killer Drugs: Opioid Addiction and Overdose in Rhode Island
Taped in front of a live audience, this month’s Policy & Pinot focused on the epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin addiction in our state and region. We heard from researchers and health professionals, law enforcement and treatment professionals who helped us understand more about the human toll as well as the wider context of this problem and how to tackle it.
And if you missed our one-hour documentary, "Killer Drugs: Tackling Opioid Addiction and Overdose," you can listen to it here.
Host: Kristin Gourlay, health care reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio
Captain Joseph Coffey
Patrol Division, mental health crisis response unit
Warwick Police Department
Jim Gillen, LCDP, CCJP, RCS
Associate Director of Recovery Services, Providence Center
Director, Anchor Recovery Community Centers
Traci Craig Green, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown University
Rhode Island Hospital
Josiah D. Rich, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown University
Attending physician, infectious disease and internal medicine, The Miriam Hospital
In long-term recovery