Promoting Positive Change

in Rhode Island Communities.

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.

Attention Prevention Community!

Introducing FEND (Full Energy, No Drugs), a different kind of drug education and prevention campaign that combines evidence-based research, gamification, and rewards. FEND has received an SOR grant to run a pilot program in Rhode Island aimed at 15 to 18-years-olds. FEND focuses on building resiliency, and changing attitudes and knowledge around opioids (prescription painkillers, heroin an fentanyl) and other commonly misused prescription medications (such as Benzodiazepines). FEND is about empowering rather than preaching.

Over the next 30-days, our goal is to have 1500 high school-aged youth in Rhode Island go through the FEND campaign. It’s simple, all they need to do is download the FEND app (it’s free!) at the Apple or Google Play store, and go through the core FEND content – it takes about 30-minutes.

What’s in it for the youth – apart from learning to keep themselves and their friends safe – they earn points for learning and can redeem those points for movie tickets, Amazon vouchers, concert tickets, streetwear and other cool prizes.

How can you help? Please shout out FEND to any 15 to 18 year-olds you know at schools, youth groups, churches etc in your community. Together we can reach our goal and make FEND a success while giving young people the facts so they can make informed decisions about their health.

Please direct any questions to Jacquii Burgess who can be reached at jacquii@wearepreventum.org.

Kent County Prevention Coalition PSA

Check out Kent County Prevention Coalition’s latest public service announcement!

Video Profile: Governor Raimondo’s Opioid Overdose Task Force Strategic Plan

Governor Gina Raimondo’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force focuses on saving lives and changing the social conditions that cause substance use disorders and keep people with substance use disorders from getting effective support. In this video profile, Governor Raimondo, Senior Advisor Tom Coderre, and others discuss the four pillars of the Opioid Overdose Task Force Strategic Plan and highlight some of the work that is being done in Rhode Island to prevent opioid use and opioid related deaths.

Alcohol and Substance-Exposed Pregnancies

This mini-course provides a self-study option of maternal and child health program staff working with pregant women and their families.

Prevention Providers Contact List

This list of prevention providers contact information was updated to reflect recent staff changes.

RI PREVCON 2019

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

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 www.riprevention.org.

RI Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

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

Community Profiles

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

Provider
Profiles

BH Link – Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Services

BHDDH’s Director of the Division of Behavioral Health, Corinna Roy, discusses the innovative behavioral health crisis intervention services provided by BH Link.

Video Profile: Governor Raimondo’s Opioid Overdose Task Force Strategic Plan

Governor Gina Raimondo’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force focuses on saving lives and changing the social conditions that cause substance use disorders and keep people with substance use disorders from getting effective support. In this video profile, Governor Raimondo, Senior Advisor Tom Coderre, and others discuss the four pillars of the Opioid Overdose Task Force Strategic Plan and highlight some of the work that is being done in Rhode Island to prevent opioid use and opioid related deaths.

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.

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ONLINE COURSE: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

ONLINE COURSE: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Strong Arms Support Group

ONLINE COURSE: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

Youth Mental Health First Aid

A Grand Space Workshops

ONLINE COURSE: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

Four Legs to Stand On Act II

ONLINE COURSE: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

Cultural Competency: Building Health Equity in the Workplace

Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate, & Manage Opioid Use

ONLINE COURSE: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

Healing and Recovery Yoga

AHA CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training

Screenagers: The Next Chapter

Care Coordination

Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate, & Manage Opioid Use

Strong Arms Support Group

A Grand Space Workshops

Film Screening and Discussion: “If Only”

The Intersection of Implicit Bias and Clinical Care

Understanding the Ripple Effect of the Opioid Crisis on Children & Families

South County Regional Coalition Meeting

SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment

Healing and Recovery Yoga

AHA CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training

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Integrating Primary And Behavioral Health Care Through The Lens Of Prevention Conference

Promoting Quality Care for LGBT Older Adults: A Resource Model for Cultural-Competence

South Kingstown Municipal Coalition Meeting

Integrating Primary And Behavioral Health Care Through The Lens Of Prevention Conference

Trauma Toolbox

Conducting Groups

Integrating Primary And Behavioral Health Care Through The Lens Of Prevention Conference

AHA CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training

Healing and Recovery Yoga

Grand Connections Conference (Grandparents raising grandchildren conference)

Grant Writing Techniques and Strategies Workshops

Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate, & Manage Opioid Use

Chariho Youth Task Force Public Meeting

Tri County Southern Providence County Regional Prevention Coalition Meeting

Lung Force Expo

Promoting Quality Care for LGBT Older Adults: A Resource Model for Cultural-Competence

New England PTTC ECHO: Reducing Vaping Across New England by Building Prevention Competency & Capacity

North Kingstown Municipal Coalition Meeting

Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate, & Manage Opioid Use

What Substance Use Counselors Need to Know When Providing Services to Individuals with HIV/AIDS

AHA CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training

Healing and Recovery Yoga

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Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate, & Manage Opioid Use

Strong Arms Support Group

Screenagers: The Next Chapter

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Sat 16

AHA CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 16

Healing and Recovery Yoga

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Mon 18

Grant Writing Techniques and Strategies Workshops

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 18

Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate, & Manage Opioid Use

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 18

Chariho Youth Task Force Public Meeting

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 20

Lung Force Expo

November 20 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 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)