Bristol Safe Station

Bristol Safe Station

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, lice 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:

LocationAddress
Bristol Town Hall10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Rogers Free Library525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Quinta-Gamelin Community Center101 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Town Beach Office50 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Maritime Center127 Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Reynolds School235 High Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Bristol Police Department395 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
St. Mary’s Church330 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809
First Congregational Church281 High Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Franklin Court180 Franklin Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Benjamin Church Senior Center1020 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Bristol Medical Center1180 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
*Locations are subject to change. Please check back for the latest information.