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

On Friday, March 3, 2017,  the RI Council on Problem Gambling (RICPG) is hosting a full-day conference at the Providence Marriott.  For additional details, see the flier or to register for this event...
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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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6 CEU's: CD, SW, MHC   This training will provide an overview of the concept of recovery and discuss essential components of services and supports that are recovery based and how this framework...
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12 CEUs: CD, SW  ***(Please note that this is a 2 day class:  March 6 and 13, 2017.)        This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the 12 core functions of an addiction counselor:...
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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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