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Hidden In Plain Sight

Click around a teenager’s mock bedroom to find common household items that could be used to hide or disguise drug, alcohol, tobacco or other “risky” behaviors.

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Safe Homes Pledge

The risks posed to youth by tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs are much greater because their brain development continues until their mid-20s. Will you sign a pledge to foster a Safe Homes environment?

It Takes All of Us

To end the stigma of mental health & substance use disorders, we need the help of our entire community! Learn how you can get involved today.

Grandfamily Support Group
Grandfamily Support Group

NCPC, in collaboration with Child & Family, offers a support group for grandparents who are the primary caregivers to their grandchildren. This group provides an opportunity to come together and connects grandfamilies to resources specific to their needs.

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Our Local Coalitions

Tiverton
Portsmouth
Newport
Middletown
Little Compton

We Envision a County that Embraces and Promotes the Health and Safety of All Residents.

The Newport County Prevention Coalition is comprised of voluntary members representing and serving multiple sectors of our region. Our focus is to develop, implement, and advocate for effective community based prevention and wellness strategies.

Our commitment to supporting Newport County residents prompts us to continue expanding and determine unmet needs in our community, while seeking to engage residents in our efforts.

We are always looking for members of our community to join our efforts and become apart of the solution! 

Rhode Island Regional Resources

The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions are comprised of seven regions covering the State. The Coalitions represents parents, youth, law enforcement, schools, healthcare, businesses, government officials and community leaders. We assess the region’s substance use challenges and work together to develop policies and programs using evidence-based practices. 

If you are in need of assistance in another county or looking for additional resources, visit RIPrevention.org today.

Thank you South County Prevention!! Great information for Portsmouth’s students!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Some highlights from our presentation today at Rogers High School! The “Making the Right Calls” presentation is designed to teach students about the importance of recovering from an injury the right way by providing information about the risks associated with opiate prescriptions and how your mental well-being can directly impact your recovery. Paul Parchesky, Pharmacy Manager of Newport Hospital, spoke to the students about the risks associated with opiate prescriptions after an injury and the dangers of prescription misuse. Dr. Matthew Sweeney, Sports Rehabilitation Physical Therapist of Strength and Sport in Portsmouth, also spoke to the students about recovery techniques and the importance of coping skills. At the end of the day each student received an injury recovery toolkit that included a water bottle, ice pack, information on non-opioid pain management techniques and other helpful items. ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder that today at 3PM is our Grandfamily Support Group meeting! Topic of the month is the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.Very important and helpful opportunity for Grandfamilies: Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild? We are here to help! ... See MoreSee Less
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Very important and helpful opportunity for Grandfamilies: Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild? We are here to help! ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Events

Dec 21
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grandfamily Support Group – December Meeting

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