Policy & Pinot: Killer Drugs - Opioid Addiction And Overdose

Mar 10, 2014

Tomorrow night! Join Rhode Island Public Radio for Policy & Pinot, our ongoing public discussion series held in conjunction with the Providence Athenaeum.

When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Reception at 5:30 PM, program begins shortly after.

Where: The Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, RI. Some street parking available.

Seats are limited. Please RSVP by emailing Danielle Blasczak at Rhode Island Public Radio

What: Killer Drugs: Opioid Addiction and Overdose in Rhode Island
Taped in front of a live audience, this month’s Policy & Pinot will focus on the epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin addiction in our state and region. We’ll hear from researchers and health professionals, law enforcement and treatment professionals who are learning more about the contours of this problem and finding new ways to tackle it. Audience questions will follow the one hour taped discussion.

And if you missed our one-hour documentary from health care reporter Kristin Gourlay, "Killer Drugs: Tackling Opioid Addiction and Overdose," you can listen to it here.

Host: Kristin Gourlay, health care reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio


Captain Joseph Coffey
Patrol Division, mental health crisis response unit
Warwick Police Department

Jim Gillen, LCDP, CCJP, RCS
Associate Director of Recovery Services, Providence Center
Director, Anchor Recovery Community Centers

Traci Craig Green, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown University
Rhode Island Hospital

Josiah D. Rich, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown University
Attending physician, infectious disease and internal medicine, The Miriam Hospital

Abbie Stenberg
In long-term recovery