Cumberland, North Smithfield & Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.

April, 2018

April has come & is almost over but all of us at the North Smithfield, Lincoln & Cumberland Prevention Coalitions, are already in full "Spring Mode"! We have been working & planning for this season, as we have so much in store! In this edition of Communi-Key, we are so excited to share the amazing projects we have been working on, as we gear up for yet another, amazing Spring!

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”
William Shakespeare

So much has changed in 30 years....including Marijuana! Great work, Cumberland Prevention Coalition!

We have EXCITING NEWS to share! The Cumberland Prevention Coalition is rolling out TWO new commercials in the coming days, focused on the changing potency levels of marijuana. Be sure to "tune-in" to WPRI Channel 12 & also WNAC to see both 15second PSA's. These commercials were written and designed by our very own, Terri-Lynn Longpre & Pam Shayer! Great job ladies!
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Spring Cleaning? Start with your MEDICINE CABINET!

April 28, 2018 - 10AM to 2PM

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

For Residents of Lincoln and Cumberland, the "Safe Disposal Site" is:

Lincoln: Lincoln Police Department, 100 Old River Road, Lincoln RI 02865Cumberland: Cumberland Police Department, 1380 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864

Both sights are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional collection sites, click HERE!

Annual Town Hall Meeting: Vaping

Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-8pm

412 Greenville Road

North Smithfield, RI

The Cumberland, Lincoln & North Smithfield Prevention Coaltions will be hosting their Annual Town Hall Meeting, focused on the dangers associated with underage vaping. Our Key Note Speaker, Dan Fitzgerald, MPH, ICPS Coordinator of Tobacco Free RI, will lead a discussion with our youth panel, composed of students from each of the three representing districts.

This knowledge can be invaluable for adults to be proactive in helping community youth.

The “Hidden in Plain Sight” interactive exhibit will also be on display for parents during the Town Hall Meeting. This is an ADULT-ONLY exhibit giving a unique interactive opportunity to look into a mock teenager’s bedroom full of 50+ common household items that could be used to hide or disguise drug, alcohol, tobacco use or other “risky” behaviors.

Light Refreshments will be served! For more information, please contact Pam Shayer at (401)333-8426

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Interested in becoming a member of the Lincoln, North Smithfield or Cumberland Prevention Coalitions?

Interested in finding out or becoming a member of the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition? Please join us for our monthly meeting!

(For North Smithfield Residents) May 24th at 2:00pm, NS High School

(For Cumberland Residents) Tentative 5/2 or 5/9 4pm, McCourt Middle School

(For Lincoln Residents) May 15th at 6:30pm, Lincoln Police Station

Please join us & learn how YOU can be a part of prevention for the community!

Please watch our Facebook page, Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition, for more exciting news!