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Whitehouse Helps Launch Partnership for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Providence, RI – On Wednesday, August 3, at 10 a.m., Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will

join with leaders from Rhode Island’s recovery community and law enforcement for a

soft opening of CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s new facility co-located within The

Providence Center on North Main Street.  CODAC and The Providence Center have joined

forces to provide complementary services, including the use of medication-assisted

treatment, for clients diagnosed with co-occurring disorders associated with opioid

addiction and mental health.




The event will highlight the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which

was authored by Whitehouse and signed into law by President Obama on July 22, and

the tools the new law gives Rhode Island’s recovery community and law enforcement.




CARA establishes a range of policies to prevent and treat addiction to opioid drugs,

including programs to increase education on drug use, to expand medication-assisted

treatment, to improve prescription drug monitoring programs, and to promote

comprehensive state responses to the opioid crisis.