Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, any person can go to the Bristol Police Department, speak with the staff on duty, and immediately get connected to treatment support and services. East Bay Community Action Program will facilitate connections to area community-based treatment support and services through its East Bay Recovery Center.
Safe Stations are designed with the goal of connecting individuals to recovery at a time and place where they are ready to seek it. An individual recovering from an overdose and/or naloxone administration is almost never ready to seek recovery. Thus, while police officers are frequently a first line of defense for individuals experiencing an overdose, police officers have very limited opportunities to engage with these individuals proactively around treatment. Safe Stations provide the space and time for these important connections.
Safe Stations are also a flexible program to address any substance use disorder. While the current focus is on opioid overdoses, the landscape of substance use and addiction changes over time. Safe Stations can address current and future trends in substance use disorders, including polysubstance use.
How Safe Stations Work:
- Participant enters police station, greeted by trained police professionals, and taken to a designated, private area.
- Participant asked if they have any drugs or paraphernalia on them. If yes, drugs and/or paraphernalia are put in locked drop box.
- Police professionals call peer recovery specialists and wait with participant until arrival.
- Peer recovery specialists arrive within 45 minutes of call.
- Meet with individual seeking help to talk about their needs and potential options for treatment and recovery.
- Identify and coordinate next steps for individual.
- Ensure regular follow-up with individual as part of East Bay Recovery Center’s standard procedures.
- Regularly update team with updates on program challenges, opportunities, and data.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anyone can visit the Bristol Police Station, speak with the trained staff on duty, and immediately get connected to treatment support and services. Safe Stations are free and provides a welcoming environment for when individuals are ready for recovery.
Bristol Naloxbox Locations:
|Bristol Town Hall||10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Rogers Free Library||525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Quinta-Gamelin Community Center||101 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Town Beach Office||50 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Maritime Center||127 Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Reynolds School||235 High Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Bristol Police Department||395 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809|
|St. Mary’s Church||330 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|First Congregational Church||281 High Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Franklin Court||180 Franklin Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Benjamin Church Senior Center||1020 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Bristol Medical Center||1180 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809|