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Vision and Goals
We envision a cohesive community response to addiction which ensures that all Rhode Islanders have access to an effective and respectful recovery-oriented system of care.
Goals of the Institute
- Advocacy and Public Policy Analysis and Development: To enhance the ability of government and other organizations to analyze and develop public policy in its response to substance abuse and addiction.
- Applied Research and Evaluation: To assist providers, funding sources and regulators in the effective and efficient use of best recovery practice, in determining useful outcome measures, analyzing data and reshaping programs.
- Center for Effective Practices in Addiction Prevention and Recovery: To improve the application of research-guided prevention, treatment and recovery practices by modeling best practices, providing students with hands-on supervised clinical experiences, and creating a model recovery community support program.
- Organization and Workforce Analysis and Development: To advance the use of best business practices in the administration of prevention, treatment and recovery services; to expand the number of professionals who delivery services in the state and the quality of the services provided.
- Interdepartmental Coordination and Scholastic Development: To unify and strengthen Rhode Island College's resources for academic preparation of a broad range of professionals who will interact with people with addictions; to ultimately develop better interdisciplinary coordination of the delivery of prevention, treatment and recovery services throughout the delivery system.