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 RI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals is a Community Forum/Listening Session at The Kent Center, 2756 Post Road, Warwick, RI on May 29, 2018 from 4:00-5:30. ...
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 49th annual New England Summer School of Addiction Studies which will take place on June 4 - 7, 2018, at Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts. This...
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Trainings

6 CEUs*: (SW, CD, MHC) PLEASE NOTE: This training will be held over 2 consecutive Thursday evenings on June 7th and June 14th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Participant must attend both evenings to obtain...
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6 CEUs*:  (SW, CD, MHC) PLEASE NOTE: This training will be held over 2 consecutive Wednesday evenings on June 13th and June 20th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Participant must attend both evenings to obtain...
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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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