BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) — People battling addiction now have a new ally.
East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) opened a new recovery center in Bristol Wednesday morning.
The East Bay Recovery Center operates under the direction of the East Bay Center and Bristol Equity Zone and will offer activities and services to people recovering from drug addiction and illness, including support services, employment assistance and community outreach.
Any East Bay resident can drop in as needed at the parish hall of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Hope Street, according to EBCAP’s Maggie Laurianno.
At the grand opening ceremony, Gov. Gina Raimondo praised the efforts to address the crisis of drug overdoses in Rhode Island.
“Only through this type of local-level collaboration will we begin to shift the misperceptions associated with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), remove the barriers to effective treatment, and ensure the appropriate supports are in place for a person’s long-term recovery,” Raimondo said.
More information is available at EBCAP’s website.