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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.
1-866-252-3784

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

Drugs

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. http://www.drugfree.org/Parent/
PARENTS THE ANTI-DRUG
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. 

 http://www.theantidrug.com/

 Tobacco:
 For help with quitting smoking call: 1-800-try to stop 
(1-800-876-8678) or visit Trytostop.org
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
For more information on youth involvement visit Tobaccofreekids.org
Or contact Jamie Spear at Pawtuckettobaccocontrol@Yahoo.com

MADD Rhode Island
For information on alcohol abuse and tips for talking to children about drinking. (401) 421-0800 
http://www.madd.org/
 
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 www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov

Alchohol

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. 
www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/multimedia/starttalking.aspx

 

Annual Events

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

April
Prevention Academy Awards
Responsible Alcohol Server Trainings

May
Teen Hall of Fame
Senior Citizens Health Fair

June
Chowder & Clamcake Fundraiser

September
Dragon Boat Races
Responsible Alcohol Server Trainings

October
Red Ribbon Campaign

November
Adolescent Health Fairs

December
Slater Park Christmas Tree
(Decorated with ATOD theme)

Senior Center Offers Free RIPTA Fare Cards for Seniors

  • March 23, 2017
  • Press Release

RIPTA $5 Fare Card for Seniors only holding a “Valid All Day RIPTA Bus Pass” will be distributed at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center on Thursdays beginning February 9, 2017 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.The...  Read More >

City Speak
"The City has a long history with and commitment to the PawSox, a team that is woven into the fabric of our community… I am committed to maintaining the affordable family friendly brand of PawSox baseball in Pawtucket."

- Don Grebien

New Event

Free Monthly Mattress, Box Spring, & E-Waste Drop Off Moved to March 11

  • February 27, 2017
  • Event

Due to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 5K road race on March 4th, Roosevelt Avenue will be shut down to traffic. Because of this we are moving the monthly drop off for Mattresses/Box Springs and...  Read More >