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RI Attorney General and State Police Support Anchor Youth Recovery Center

Posted: Fri, February 23, 2018

At a press conference last Thursday, The Providence Center recognized a $50,000 grant from the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office and the Rhode Island State Police to support the new Anchor Youth Recovery Center. The donation came as part of a plea deal from a criminal case involving the sale of illegal drugs. The Center will provide peer recovery supports after school and on weekends to high school age youth in recovery from substance use disorders.

“While much of the focus has been on the opioid and fentanyl crisis in Rhode Island, youth substance use disorders most often start out with teens using marijuana and alcohol, which can lead to using other illicit drugs as adults,” said RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. The Jim Gillen Anchor Youth Recovery Community Center fills a void in the state’s recovery network, and will help youth on the path to lifelong recovery.”

“Donations like the Attorney General’s are instrumental in helping us develop and implement innovative programs that meet the needs of the young people in Rhode Island,” said TPC President Deb O’Brien. “We envisioned a place where teenagers could come together with other peers in recovery, and the community helped us make it a reality.”

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