Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion

2019 NPN Conference Presentations

National Prevention Network Conference, September 2019 Presentation materials from the 2019 NPN Conference have been posted to the conference website and can be accessed here. read more

Menthol Cigarettes and the Public Health Standard: A Systematic Review

BMC Public Health, December 29, 2017 Although menthol was not banned under the Tobacco Control Act, the law made it clear that this did not prevent the Food and Drug Administration from issuing a product standard to ban menthol to protect public health. The purpose of... read more

This is Quitting

Tobacco Free Rhode Island, 2019 TFRI, in collaboration with Truth Initiative, is excited to be launching the This Is Quitting youth e-cigarette quit program here in Rhode Island. The program is now live and free to use. Youth can text “Hope4RI” to 88709... read more

The Rhode Show: Back to School Abuse Prevention Tips for Parents

The Rhode Show, September 3, 2019 Getting ready for the upcoming school year is not all about notebooks, brand-new clothes or lunchboxes. It is also about preparing your child for a new transition and laying the foundation for good communication. The Rhode Show spoke... read more

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain

US Department of Health and Human Services, August 2019 This advisory is intended to raise awareness of the known and potential harms to developing brains, posed by the increasing availability of highly potent marijuana in multiple, concentrated forms. These harms are... 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)