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Substance Abuse Resources

What is the Pawtucket Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force?

RI Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence 
24 Hour Confidential Helpline for assistance to any individual throughout the state who needs to speak to somebody regarding services for alcohol and other drug problems.

Substance Abuse Flyer

Community Counseling Center of Pawtucket RI

For services including psychiatric and substance abuse treatment. Languages spoken: Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish
723-1915 Hotline


The Partnership for a Drug-free America

The Partnering with Families mission is to inspire more parents and family members to connect with their kids in ways that persuade them not to use drugs.
Sponsored by the Nation Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

Risks of Marijuana
Don't take "experimentation" lightly. Even trial use with drugs is dangerous.

Tips for Parents
Get advice on laying down the rules for a drug-free household.

Scientific Studies & Research
Review the research on drug abuse and teens' attitudes towards drugs and alcohol. The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse
Find out more about the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse, and how to prevent it.

What to Watch For
Know the symptoms of drug use and get more information on today's drug trends. Resources & Help
Get help today. The earlier that you seek help for your child the better. 

 For help with quitting smoking call: 1-800-try to stop 
(1-800-876-8678) or visit
If you want nicotine replacement to help you quit, contact your health care provider or insurance carrier. They will have information on options that are available to you.

To Report smoking violations call the RI Department of Health at 222-3293

MADD Rhode Island
For information on alcohol abuse and tips for talking to children about drinking. (401) 421-0800
Too Smart To Start 
An underage alcohol use prevention initiative for parents, caregivers, and their 9-to-13 year-old children. Get information on how to stay Too Smart to Start.
Read advice from our teen columnists.
Download a puzzle about the effects of alcohol.
Find other websites about youth and alcohol use prevention


Start Talking Before They Start Drinking
Parents play a crucial role in discouraging their children from beginning to use alcohol. The resources below will help parents discuss this important issue with their children and brainstorm ways for them to refuse offers of alcohol from their peers.


Annual Events

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Float
Substance Abuse Ad in The Times
(St.Patrick’s Day Limerick)

Prevention Academy Awards
Responsible Alcohol Server Trainings

Teen Hall of Fame
Senior Citizens Health Fair

Chowder & Clamcake Fundraiser

Dragon Boat Races
Responsible Alcohol Server Trainings

Red Ribbon Campaign

Adolescent Health Fairs

Slater Park Christmas Tree
(Decorated with ATOD theme)

Cardin, Reed Outline Plan to Get Overdue, Targeted COVID-19 Relief to Small Businesses and Critical Community Services

  • March 2, 2021
  • Press Release

Cardin, Reed Outline Plan to Get Overdue, Targeted COVID-19 Relief to Small Businesses and Critical Community ServicesAmerican Rescue Plan would boost COVID-19 response, help prevent small business...  Read More >

City Speak
"The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is poised to undergo a 21st century evolution into Rhode Island's premier arts and cultural destination, an ideal community to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family."

- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

New Event

Voter-Approved Citywide Paving Continues

  • May 29, 2020
  • Event

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien, the Pawtucket City Council, and the Department of Public works have announced the citywide repaving of streets and roads.“Quality of life for our residents is of...  Read More >