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 48th Annual New England Institute of Addiction Studies "Summer School" event will take place at centrally located Worcester State University, Worcester, MA from June 5 – 8, 2017. Coursework has...
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SUMHLC announces a support/advocacy group for those who have lost a loved one to an opioid addiction.  This confidential drop-in group will be held every Thursday evening from 7pm - 8pm beginning on...
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Trainings

6 CEUs:  MH, SW, CD Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment approach that has gained widespread application in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, ...
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Two (2) Nursing Contact Hours This program is for NURSES ONLY and meets the RI Board of Nursing requirement that nurses remain updated on treatment options for opioid addiction. It is intended to...
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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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