Promoting Positive Change

in Rhode Island Communities.


Take a look at some highlights from the recent statewide prevention conference: RI PREVCON 2019! Prevention works!

Prevention Providers

This list of prevention providers and contact information was updated on 4/8/19 to reflect recent staff changes.

Why Don't I Vape?

This PSA highlights reason why youth choose not to vape. For more information on the risks of electronic cigarettes and vaping for you, go to

Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain

This e-training was developed for behavioral health, prevention, and treatment providers in Rhode Island.

What's Up with E-Cigarettes?

This e-training was developed for behavioral health, prevention, and treatment providers in Rhode Island.

RI Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

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

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.

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 April 2019

Events for April 2019

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Addressing the Complex World of Personality Disorders

Strong Arms Support Group

Cultural Competency: Building Health Equity in the Workplace

Ounce of Prevention Conference 2019

Gender Specific Care: From Initiation to Aftercare, Understanding the Needs of Women in Substance Use Treatment

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Breaking Down the Opioid Crisis

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Ethics for Peer Recovery Specialists and Coaches

Social and Emotional Development: Skills for Lifelong Success


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


Community Organizing for Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

The Opioid Crisis: Supporting Women & Families

Ethics for Peer Recovery Specialists and Coaches


Four Legs To Stand On: An Original Therepeutic Theater Piece


Marijuana: The Good, Bad, and Not Yet Known

Suicide: Screening, Prevention and Response


Strong Arms Support Group


Co-occurring Disorders: Integrated Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Getting Relationships Right

Providing Behavioral Health Services in the Digital Age – Ethical and Risk-Management Challenges

Getting Relationships Right

RI Council on Problem Gambling 4th Annual Conference

Confidentiality: Understanding and Applying 42 CFR Part 2, HIPAA and Other Relevant Confidentiality Statutes in an Era of Healthcare Reform

National Drug Take Back Day

Providence’s Drug Takeback Day

East Bay Drug Take Back Day

Pharmacists Teach and NAMI


Moving Beyond the Silos: Creating a Continuum of Care Across Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Case-Based Learning Workshop

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Thu 25

Getting Relationships Right

April 25 - April 26
Sat 27

National Drug Take Back Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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)