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RICARES and Parent Support Network sponsored the first annual Recovery Prom in Newport Rhode Island! A wonderful fun evening created by folks in recovery for folks in recovery. A special thanks to Robin Riley and her crew for the dedication to the event and the Island recovery community. The evening was action packed starting with a great dinner, dancing, give-a-ways, and the crowning of a king, queen, prince and princess. Thank you to the local businesses that supported the event through give-a-ways:

Door prize donations from:
1.    Newport Bay club Hotel in Newport RI /Weekday 3 night stay with 2 $25.00 dinners2.    Ocean Cliff House in Newport/ 2 night stay3.    Jail House Inn in Newport/ I night stay
4.    Oceana Tanning Salon in Middletown RI /3 tanning sessions and a bottle of  lotion.
5.    Magic Mirror in Bristol RI / ½ hour tarot card reading
6.    $20.00 Gift card to Sicilia’s Pizzeria Providence RI
7.    $35.00 Gift Certificate to Regal Nails Salon Providence RI
8.    One large Pizza and 8 pc wings with dip Papa Sam’s
9.    $25.00 gift certificate Madeira Restaurant in  East Providence RI
10.    $20.00 Gulf prepaid gift card from Town Gulf Service in East Providence  RI
11.    2 Night stay at Ocean Cliff I or II located in Newport  on Ocean drive
12.    5 /$10.00  Dunkin Donuts cards 1/$5.00 Dunkin Donuts card

An alleged intoxicated man transported to Rhode Island Hospital by rescue personnel for detox was reportedly released two hours after being seen, only to die early the next morning – the same day that new standards for emergency departments for treatment of substance use disorders were announced     
By Richard Asinof Posted 3/20/17

Why is this story important?

The story of an alleged intoxicated man transported by rescue personnel to the emergency room at Rhode Island Hospital for detox and reportedly released two hours later, who then died early the next morning, without evidence of foul play, raises questions about how alcoholism fits within the new standards for treatment of substance use disorders by emergency departments. The questions that need to be asked