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 Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council (SUMHLC) is pleased to offer RI nurses a two hour training (2 nursing contact hours) on substance use disorders that fulfills new State...
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On Friday, March 3rd the RI Council on Problem Gambling (RICPG) is hosting full-day conference at the Providence Marriott.  See flier for additional details or go to http://ricpg.com to register for...
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Trainings

This seminar will discuss the clinical description, basic neurobiology, assessment, and treatment of early onset psychosis in youth. Participants will learn about the epidemiology and differential...
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Marijuana has been used for centuries for its psychoactive properties and multiple symptom relief, yet remains classified as a schedule 1 drug . Many states have passed “Medical Marijuana” laws, ...
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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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