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

Registrations are now being accepted for RISAS (Rhode Island Student Assistance Services) 3/31/2017 conference "Staying Ahead of Youth Drug Trends":  Opioids, Marijuana, Vaping...and More!"

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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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3 CEUs: CD, SW, MHC  This training will introduce participants to Care Coordination, defining it, and how it applies to Health Homes. Participants will examine communication within internal and...
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6 CEU's: CD, SW, MHC   This training will provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to accurately identify and treat children, adults and families who have been affected by trauma. ...
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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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