The mission of the Substance Abuse Prevention Council is to prevent substance abuse in the Town of Lincoln. The council is a coalition of Lincoln voluntary members, representing both the private and public sectors of our community concerned with the development, implementation and advocacy of effective community-based substance abuse prevention programs as they pertain to the Rhode Island Substance Abuse Prevention Act and any other substance abuse prevention funds and resources. The council is funded by the Rhode Island Substance Abuse Prevention Act.
The council recognizes that substance abuse is a community problem and its prevention requires community action. The council does not focus on enforcement, or intervention. Prevention deals with underlying knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. The Lincoln Substance Abuse Prevention Council is proud to work jointly with the School Department, Police Department, Lincoln Senior Center, Municipal government as well as other community organizations.
The council meets every second Monday of each month at 5:00P.M. Meetings are held at the Town Hall. A smoking cessation group is also offered every Tuesday from 6:15-7:00P.M. at the Lincoln Public Library. Meetings are facilitated by the substance abuse coordinator. Meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in receiving support and gaining information on how to quit or to remain smoke-free.
If you are interested in learning more about the council, please come to our next meeting. The substance abuse council will have a table set up with various literature on topics of substance abuse. JOIN US!