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 Leadership Council is pleased to offer evening and weekend supervision hours to support those in the workforce who are working towards and Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification (LCDP) and need...
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Let's Talk Mental Health
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Please join BHDDH, DCYF, Veterans Affairs, Office of the Governor, and the Office of Health & Human Services for an important discussion about...
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6 CEUs*: (SW,CD, MHC) This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of ethical and liability issues related to substance abuse treatment and intervention. Ethical and liability issues will...
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*2 Nursing Contact Hours or 2 CEUs: (SW, CD) An acknowledged opioid epidemic exists in Rhode Island and throughout the country. This training is intended to increase the participants’ knowledge...
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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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