The Mayor's Substance Abuse Prevention Council (MSAPC) has been operating as an effective coalition, since it was formed by executive order #2003-05, issued July 29, 2003. Before this, the City of Providence operated a coalition created in 1987 called the Providence Drug and Alcohol Abuse Network. The Council is the lead drug and alcohol prevention voice and policy making body for the City of Providence.
The Mission of the MSAPC is to protect youth and prevent harmful alcohol, tobacco and drug use by:
The MSAPC is now a program within the city's Healthy Communities Office.
Want to find out more about how to stay alcohol and drug free - Call Obed Papp at 401-421-7740 x505. and join our Providence Coalition!
Signs & Symptoms of Substance Abuse:
Resources and Tips for Parents:
Providence Prevention Information:
Risk and Protective Factors: