March 6, 2020

EMS1: How Rhode Island is using tech to tackle the opioid epidemic

An average of 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the CDC. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there were more than 4,500 opioid-related deaths in Canada in 2018. The opioid crisis has touched every state and province and damaged countless lives. Public safety and public health leaders are actively working to address this crisis. One example of an innovative approach comes from the Rhode Island State Police partnership with the Heroin-Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) Initiative as a way to turn the tide against this epidemic.

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