Older Adults Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (RSS)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. read more

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (RSS)

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups, known as community anti-drug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and... read more

Prescription Drug Misuse Among Older Adults Fact Sheet

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC) This factsheet outlines the details surrounding prescription drug misuse in older adults–from specific medications, tendencies, health risks, and prevention. read more

Rhode Island Health Care Matters

The Rhode Island Health Care Matters website helps community members and policy makers learn about the health of the community. It provides local health data, resources, best practices, news articles and information about community events. This site specifically aims... read more

The Guide to Community Preventive Services/ The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health

USA.gov and HHS The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in communities. read more

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)