Our Mission

The mission of The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI is to promote a collaborative, coordinated system of high quality, comprehensive community-based mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services.

News & Events

The 50th ANNIVERSARY of the  New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies will be held on June 3 - 6, 2019 at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA.

The 27th Annual New England...
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3 CEUs *:  (SW, CD, MHC) This training will provide participants with an in-depth examination of compelling ethical and risk-management challenges in social work. ...
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6 CEUs*: (SW,CD, MHC) This seminar is based on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual developed by Patrick Reilly, Ph.D. and Michael Shopshire, Ph.D. for the Center for Substance Abuse...
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Workforce Development

The behavioral health workforce is one of the fastest growing workforces in the country. Employment projections for 2020 based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast a 27% rise in employment opportunities for substance abuse and mental health counselors from 2016 to 2020.

     As stated by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) the current and worsening opioid crisis, the impending addiction crisis with marijuana, and the thousands of lives lost or suffering from alcohol and other substance use and mental health disorders is coinciding with a...
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