Health, Wellness and Substance Use Resources

As the opioid epidemic forces increasing numbers of children out of the custody of their parents and into foster care, grandparents are stepping in. Throughout the country parents are overdosing, being incarcerated are homeless or banned from parenting. Those grandparents who are raising grandchildren face the daunting task of not only caring for young children and navigating complex child welfare systems, but also coping with their adult offspring’s addiction.

The below links and resources promote wellness and recovery in the field of mental health, substance use prevention and treatment.

*The below list is not all-inclusive and is intended as a guidepost.

Rhode Island Recovery Support Line Available 24/7


www.recoveryhousingri.com
The State’s dedicated recovery support phone line is staffed licensed chemical dependency counselors  401-942-STOP(7867) connecting Rhode Islanders with treatment and recovery supports at any time, any day 365 days a year.

Prevent Overdose RI


www.preventoverdoseri.org  

Prevention | Rescue | Treatment | Recovery|
Governor Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention Action Plan is designed to help end overdoses in Rhode Island.

Anchor MORE


Anchor More 
(Mobile Outreach Recovery Efforts) a RI statewide initiative, peer recovery specialists go into the community to talk with those who suffer from the disease of addiction.

Butler Hospital


www.butler.org 
Butler Hospital is the state’s only non-profit, free-standing psychiatric hospital providing adults, seniors and adolescents specialized assessment and treatment for all major psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse.

National Institute of Health | Advancing Addiction Science


www.drugabuse.gov 
The facts on treatment, prevention, drugs, research studies and educational resources that every parent, family or friend and neighbor needs to know.

SAMHSA


www.samhsa.gov 
  Congress established (SAMHSA) in 1992 making substance use & mental disorder information, services more accessible.

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