Safe Opioid Prescribing

Rhode Island Department of Health

Guide to Safe Opioid Prescribing: Patient and prescriber expectations and responsibilities

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and guide: How to use the PMP to help detect overprescribing





Rhode Island Medical Society

New Rules and Regulations for Pain Management and Opioid Use 





Search and Rescue RI: Addressing the Misuse of and Addiction to Prescription Drugs in Our Practices
The RI Health Department offers this 6-minute video that addresses itself directly to Rhode Island doctors. The video presents 3 online tools that physicians can use to help stem the current epidemic of prescription drug misuse and addiction in Rhode Island. http://medicineabuseproject.org/searchandrescue/ri-video





Addiction, Recovery, and Treatment Options
Brochure includes:

  • How to respond to an opioid overdose
  • Rhode Island Good Samaritan law
  • Walgreen's/Naloxone
  • How to prevent an overdose
  • Where to find treatment and recovery support





Providers Clinical Support System Medication Assisted Treatment 
national training and mentoring project with the goal of making available the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients in a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care, and pain management settings.

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​​RIMS supports and advocates for all Rhode Island physicians in their efforts to provide the best possible care to their patients. The Society is the vehicle by which the medical community in Rhode Island meets the evolving challenges of medical practice and quality patient care. 

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