Families coping with addiction take center stage in one-act play

Families coping with addiction take center stage in one-act play By Derek Gomes | Staff writer at the Newport Daily News  PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A one-act play performed Monday night at Portsmouth High School packed powerful messages about a family coming to terms with one of its member’s drug addiction. About 35 people watched “Four Legs to Stand On” in the school library and then participated in a conversation with…

CODAC brings “Four Legs to Stand On” to R.I. communities

Addressing stigma around addiction, CODAC brings “Four Legs to Stand On” to R.I. communities CRANSTON, R.I. (March 26, 2018) — As families across the United States continue to lose loved ones to the opioid crisis, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is sponsoring three performances this April and May of “Four Legs to Stand On,” a one-act play that offers education, understanding, and compassion to families battling addiction. The retelling of a familiar…

JHSPH: Low-Tech, Low-Cost Test Strips Show Promise for Reducing Fentanyl Overdoses

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released research results from a study conducted in Baltimore, Boston and the City of Providence.   In collaboration with the Dr. Nichole Alexander – Scott,  Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health and  Dr. Tracie Green of Brown University, this study suggests that harm reduction approaches like the use of drug detecting strips is one tool that can save lives.  Follow CODAC to stay up to date on the…

CODAC, Cicilline on the opioid epidemic

David Cicilline joins CODAC in celebrating 40 years of service in Newport County NEWPORT, R.I. (February 5, 2018) — As part of its yearlong celebration of CODAC’s 40 years in Newport County, U.S. Representative David Cicilline visited CODAC Newport on Friday, February 2nd to receive a firsthand look at the environment of care for the treatment of opioid use disorder.  As the opioid overdose crisis continues to cast a shadow…

Senator Whitehouse’s Round Table Discussion on the Opioid Epidemic

At a round table discussion hosted by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams spoke at length about Opioid Use Disorder and how he would continue to advocate for a wide range of programs and policies to stop the opioid crisis in its tracks. CODAC President Linda Hurley was among the speakers invited by Sen. Whitehouse to discuss how Rhode Island is addressing the spike in overdose deaths.…

CODAC and Moms-to-be Celebrate Motherhood

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 11, 2017) — Baby showers are special days, when friends and family gather to share the joy of the expectant mother and to celebrate the imminent arrival of a new life.  On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, CODAC Providence hosted a very special baby shower.  Thirteen pregnant women, all of whom are being treated at CODAC for opioid dependence, gathered to meet with representatives of community programs, and…