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

RI's ABC 6 public affairs show, "In the Arena" (aired 8/12/18) addressed the growing opioid epidemic in Rhode Island.  Guests  included  John Tassoni, Director of Operations, Community and...
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The 26th Anniversary New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment will take place August 27 - 30, 2018 in beautiful Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.  If you have not yet registered or...
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Trainings

*3 Nursing Contact Hours or 3 CEUs: (SW, CD) Nearly 100,000 newborns in the U.S. every year are exposed to heavy or binge drinking—the highest risk for FASDs—during their prenatal development. ...
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6 CEUs*:  (SW, CD, MHC) When most people think about recovery from substance use or co-occurring disorders, they immediately assume what is needed is treatment and a 12 Step program. One of the...
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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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