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Our Local Programs

The BAY team has implemented a number of evidence-based programs locally in Barrington. These research-based programs aim to reduce the harm and unsafe use of substances throughout our community. 

Party Patrols

Law Enforcement Support

The BAY team provides support and funding for law enforcement officers that respond to reports of unruly parties in residential areas and cite underage youth in possession of alcohol and the adults who provided the alcohol.

Support and funding is also provided to law enforcement for alcohol and tobacco compliance checks, to ensure local alcohol retailers and bars do not provide alcohol to minors.

Through a SAMHSA grant, we offer several courses for community members to learn about mental health and practice better ways to respond to a friend, family member, co-worker, or customer in mental distress. For more information, visit eastbaymhat.com or contact Laura Cooke at EastBayMHAT@gmail.com.

Retailer Education

Stores that sell alcohol or tobacco receive education about the importance of following the laws. Alcohol retailers also receive training to ensure servers and sellers use best practices to avoid serving underage customers or overserving adults.

Tobacco 21

Changing the tobacco purchase age to 21 was a priority of health advocates in Rhode Island and nationwide, including the BAY Team.

Drug Safety/Overdose Prevention

We participate in DEA Drug Takeback events, in addition to promoting permanent disposal boxes at police stations and distributing lock bags and education at events. 

Naloxone, an opioid reversal medication, is available at all RI pharmacies.

Parenting is Prevention

A series of short videos to raise awareness of a variety of parenting challenges from how to handle stress, help your child follow their passions, or learn about marijuana and vaping.

Visit the YouTube Channel here


The BAY team is working with Rhode Island Parent Information Network to offer free classes for older adults that cover a variety of topics such as healthy living, chronic pain management, and powerful tools for caregivers.

The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years® evidence-based programs for parents, teachers, and children reduce challenging behaviors in children and increase their social emotional learning and self-control skills.

The programs have been found to be effective in strengthening teacher and parent management skills, improving children’s social emotional competence, emotion regulation, and school readiness, and reducing behavior problems.

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