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

SSTAR and CVS Health announce "Women's Health Matters"  a free conference being held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 8:30am - 4:00pm at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick, RI.   The event will feature a...
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The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island has launched the RI Parity Initiative (RIPI).  RIPI  is a statewide public awareness campaign to educate and empower people to understand and assert...
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Trainings

Two Nursing Contact Hours* or 2 CEUs: (SW,CD) An acknowledged opioid epidemic exists in Rhode Island and throughout the country. This training is intended to increase the participants’ knowledge...
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6 CEUs *: (SW,CD, MHC) Stigma is a major barrier preventing millions of people who are struggling with substance use from entering treatment today. This presentation is designed to help...
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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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