Caregivers & Community Members

Data Brief: Youth and Young Adult Marijuana Use In Rhode Island

BHDDH, September 2023 Although now legal in Rhode Island, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the U.S., particularly among youth (aged 12-17) and young adults (aged 18-25). While cannabis can have a variety of health benefits when medically used,...

October 2023 Drug Take Back Day Infographic

Drug Take Back Day is a campaign that encourages the safe disposal of unnecessary medications in an effort to prevent medication misuse. Thanks to our local substance use prevention community, Rhode Island's October 2023 Drug Take Back Day was a success! To access the...

SAMHSA Prevention Month Toolkit

SAMHSA, September 2023 October is Youth Substance Use Prevention Month and Substance Misuse Prevention Month. Prevention science, and decades of community-based experience and scientific research, shows that prevention works. Check out SAMHSA's 2023 Prevention Month...

Increasing Overdose Prevention Awareness (SAMHSA Blog)

SAMHSA, August 2023 According to the latest provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 110,000 lives were lost to overdose in the 12-months ending in March 2023, with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids as the main...

SAMHSA Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Webpage

SAMHSA, September 2023 September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Visit SAMHSA's Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Webpage to learn how to recognize the warning signs when someone’s at risk and what action steps you can take. To access this webpage, click here.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC)

SAMHSA, September 2023 The SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) helps states, U.S. territories, tribes, and local providers plan for and respond to mental health and substance use–⁠related needs after a disaster. Visit the DTAC webpage to learn more...

SAMSHA Recovery Month Toolkit

SAMHSA, August 2023 With the right treatment, support, and resources, recovery is possible for everyone. Use this Toolkit to learn more about what SAMHSA is doing to support people in recovery and how to share this information with your audiences. The Toolkit is a...