Members of the Rhode Island Recovery Community came together on a cold January afternoon to provide a visual expression of our overdose epidemic in the State to members of the legislature. The hope of this demonstration was both to insure that the Good Samaritan Bill protecting people who call 911 in the case of an overdose from prosecution, did not get lost, and to expand protections to those on probation and parole.
Overdose is an epidemic in Rhode Island that takes the lives of our friends and loved ones struggling with addiction. The Recovery Community came out in force for this powerful demonstration of the devastation left behind by overdose. Addiction is a disease, recovery is possible.