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Preventable Podcast

Totally Preventable will make you think about the issues your community faces and how YOU can make a difference for your friends, family, and neighbors.

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.

Coasters

Designed to provide individuals with safe drinking resources such as a Blood Alcohol Calculator and links to rides, available to Newport County bars for free!

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.

New Podcast Out Today!Dive into the weekend by listening to our new episode with Christine Nolan the founder of Trinity Village Recovery Living. Trinity Village is a recovery communities that provide healthy living environments for individuals and their families to reside, access support services, receive employment opportunities through community partners and can enrich one’s life as one thrives in their recovery, modeling for the next generation.#newportcountyprevention #Podcast #Totallypreventable #Trinityvillage #recovery #Community #addiction ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us on Wednesday , August 24th at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Community Center for a free film and discussion of five Emmy nominee Awards, Circles and Silence is a remarkable sixteen minute film narrated by a diverse group of young adults whose personal true-life stories are mirror images of topics that impact every person who watches the film: Opioids. Addiction. Treatment. Recovery. Life.This event is free and open to the public, complementary light refreshments will be served.For more information, visit www.justice.gov/usao-ri/circles-and-silence#treatment #newportcountyprevention #prevention #recovery #freeevent #youngeadults #circlesandsilence #treatment ... See MoreSee Less
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ATTENTION ALL DADSDad’s Discussing focus group meeting August 26th virtually at 5PM.Topic: addiction and how dads in recovery can support and respect their needs lead by Robert WilsonRSVP:gthompson@riprevention.org#newportcountyprevention #dads #fatherhood #minorityfatherhood #discussiongroup #focusgroup #dadsdiscussing #addiction ... See MoreSee Less
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Attention All Moms!Join us Wednesday, August 24th at 1PM Via Zoom for our Empowering Moms Group. Jaqueline Henderson will be discussing the topic, dealing with mom guilt!Email gthompson@riprevention.org for the zoom link!#moms #mothers #newportcountyprevention #empowerment #mothergroup #motherhood #childrensesteem ... See MoreSee Less
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#RhoderulesPer a recent survey conducted in Rhode Island, 58.8% of young adults aged 18-20 who reported consuming alcohol say they get their alcohol from a friend or relative who is over 21 and 35.3% say they get their alcohol from a parent or guardian. Adults who buy alcohol for someone under the age of 21 are at risk of serious consequences, including fines up to $1,000, jail time, and mandatory education programs.Click the link below to learn about the Social Host Law in Rhode Island.riprevention.org/campaigns/ @SocialHostLawRI#newportcountyprevention #knowthelawri #SocialHostRI #underagedrinking ... See MoreSee Less
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Feeling Stressed?To effectively combat stress, you need to activate your body’s natural relaxation response. Techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, meditation, and yoga can help.Learn more ways to combat stress by reading the article by HelpGuide!www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/relaxation-techniques-for-stress-relief.htm#newportcountyPrevention #helpguide #mentalhealth #relationships #stress #resources #bodyrelaxation #mindandbody ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Events

Aug 22
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Narcan Training - August 22nd
Aug 23
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Narcan Training - August 23rd
Aug 24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Empowering Moms Group - Dealing with Mom Guilt
Aug 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Circles & Silence Presented by the U.S Attorney's Office

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January is Mental Wellness Month

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Written By Ark Behavioral Health As a parent, it’s normal to worry about your child encountering drugs at school, parties, or other social places. However, most kids who struggle with drugs discovered them at home.To keep your house as safe and drug-free as possible, here are a few tips and…

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Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness is related to the surroundings you occupy. This dimension of health connects your overall well-being to the health of your environment. Think of it like this: When you are preparing  a meal, do you rinse and chop your veggies in your living room? Do you season your meat in the…