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

"Bridging the Gaps", NAMI Rhode Island's Annual Conference, brings together heroes and allies in the mental health community. Discuss the issues side by side with peers, family members, mental health...
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The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council (SUMHLC) is pleased to continue offering RI nurses the two hour training (2 nursing contact hours) on substance use disorders entitled...
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Trainings

3 CEUs: CD and SW This three hour workshop provides participants with a comprehensive overview of pregnant women and addiction. The session emphasizes early intervention, and how crucial it is in...
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6 CEUs: CD, SW, MHC  This one-day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of 42 CFR Part 2, with a special focus on the legal and ethical reconciliation of this law with...
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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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