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

SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) has published new guidance to help expand healthcare providers' understanding of using medications to treat people with (OUD) Opioid...
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3 CEUs*: (SW,CD,MHC) This training will explore the attitudes and views on suicide and interventions. Access to lethal means can determine whether a person who is suicidal lives or dies. This...
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6 CEUs*: (SW, CD, MHC) This training has been designed to introduce a health education model of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis prevention. Participants will learn basic HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis...
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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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