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.