Promoting Positive Change

in Rhode Island Communities.

RI Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

Click to view BHDDH’s permanent prescription drug disposal sites flyer.

2017 NSDUH Results

This report summarizes key findings from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for national indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old and older in the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States.

Non-Opioid Treatment Options Infographic

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is rolling out a series of infographics related to opioid awareness. Learn more about non-opioid treatment options and other prevention topics by clicking the button below.


Save the date (January 10th, 2019) for the Governor’s Council on Behavioral Health’s Prevention Advisory Committee’s prevention conference.


A video that highlights the innovative work of five Rhode Island municipalities that developed comprehensive overdose response plans.

Video Profile: Chariho Youth Task Force

Profile of the Chariho Youth Task Force in Rhode Island, serving the towns of Charleston, Hopkinton, and Richmond, through authentic, youth engagement. The Task Force is working to reduce substance misuse, promote mental health awareness, and encourage healthy lifestyles.

RIPRC Sponsored Events

RIPRC hosts variety of prevention trainings throughout the year, like this one on local policy. Click here to learn more…

Community Profiles

What’s going on in your community? Community Profiles highlight substance use and mental health challenges in your community.


Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals

Rebecca Boss, Director of BHDDH, discusses her experience in behavioral healthcare, as well her vision for the state agency she leads.

Anchor Recovery: Peer Recovery Services

George O’Toole, Manager of the Anchor ED program at Anchor Recovery Community Center – Pawtucket, discusses the importance of peer support systems in recovery.

BHDDH: Improving Youth Treatment Systems in Rhode Island

Trisha Suggs, BHDDH discusses her work on the State Youth and Young Adult Treatment Planning Grant.


Training & Events

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Events for November 2018

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Into the Fire: Understanding the Fire Service Culture

Talking Sex, Puberty, and Relationships: A Resource for Parents

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Faith Forum for Prevention Professionals

Human Rights Officer


Problem Gambling Services Academy

Pregnancy and Addiction


Motivational Interviewing Foundations: Driving Collaborative, Effective Change

Strong Arms Support: Finding Hope Through the Addiction of a Loved One

Mental Health Needs in Children & Adolescents: Screening and Treatment

Re-Thinking Addiction in an Opioid Epidemic


Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Conducting Effective Group Counseling Sessions

Psychiatric Medications for Children

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Person Centered Treatment Planning

Problem Gambling Services Academy


Case-Based Learning Workshop

When Death Impacts Your Community: Helping Children Heal

Conducting Effective Group Counseling Sessions

Problem Gambling Services Academy


Problem Gambling Services Academy


Suicide Prevention

Strong Arms Support: Finding Hope Through the Addiction of a Loved One

The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health’s Non-Toxic Masculinity Series


Pain and Symptom Management for People with Serious Illness in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop

Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in Substance Abuse Treatment

Problem Gambling Services Academy

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Fri 23

Problem Gambling Services Academy

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 26

Suicide Prevention

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Hope & Recovery
Support Line

In the event of an opioid overdose, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also talk to your doctor about medication-assisted treatment.

401.942.STOP (7867)