Promoting Positive Change

in Rhode Island Communities.

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.

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.

Community Profiles

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

Provider
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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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NAMI Connection

Recovery Re-Imagined Work Readiness Training Program

Hidden in Plain Sight – Parent Education

South County Regional Coalition Meeting

Back to School Family Safety Night with South Kingstown Parks & Recreation

Back to School Expo

Hidden In Plain Sight Exhibit at Davisville Academy

Rally for Recovery – Opening Ceremony

Yard Sale Benefiting NAMI-RI Walk

Innovations in Addiction Treatment

Chariho Youth Task Force Public Meeting

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A Welcoming Place

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Strong Arms Support Group

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Quidnessett Elementary School Open House

South Kingstown Health & Safety Fair

Scituate Prevention Partnership Meeting

Hidden in Plain Sight Exhibit at Wickford Middle School Open House

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Cranston Prevention Task Force Meeting

Davisville Academy Open House

Tackling a City’s Greatest Public Health Challenges through a “Health in All Policies” Strategy

Practical Solutions to Prescribing Medication Assisted Treatment

North Kingstown High School Open House

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Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

North Providence Prevention Coalition Meeting

Strong Arms Support Group

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

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South County Regional Coalition Meeting

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

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Wed 18

Quidnessett Elementary School Open House

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 19

South Kingstown Health & Safety Fair

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 19

Scituate Prevention Partnership Meeting

September 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 19

Davisville Middle School Open House

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 24

Cranston Prevention Task Force Meeting

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 25

Davisville Academy Open House

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 26

North Kingstown High School Open House

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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)