We are thrilled to celebrate the passage of legislation through the Rhode Island General Assembly that will allow licensed chemical dependency counselors to provide acu-detox care for Rhode Islanders living in recovery. Acu-detox is such a powerful tool with potential to help so many. We find it so gratifying to see our state lawmakers and health care agencies working together to address the challenges of the opioid epidemic.
RI House votes unanimously to increase acu access!
The Acu-detox protocol has been used in a variety of public health settings and has shown to be both an inexpensive and effective tool to help with addiction, pain, and stress. We are so excited for this tool to be available to people and their care providers who are at the frontlines of addressing the epidemic of drug overdose and addiction that affects too many Rhode Islanders.
Many thanks and congratulations to the bill’s primary sponsor Representative Aaron Regunberg, co-sponsors Reps Bennett, McEntee, Shekarchi, Naughton and Chairman McNamara of the House Health, Education & Welfare Committee, Senator Picard and the members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee for supporting this important work.