Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs
“I started using drugs and alcohol to suppress what was really going on in my life when I was a teenager. But when I entered The Providence Center’s Long-Term Care program, all that changed. My counselor taught me how to reason and how to control my anger. He taught me that it was okay to fail, just as long as I kept on trying. Today, I’m proud of the person I’ve become. I have a great relationship with my family; I mentor first-time offenders for the Providence 6th District Court; I coach a girl’s basketball team and was voted “Best Fan” for the North End 49ers, my favorite Pop Warner football team. The Providence Center showed me the way to recovery. The Providence Center gave me my life back.”
Daryl, a former client of The Providence Center’s Long-Term Care program
Two levels of residential drug and alcohol treatment programs—short-term and long-term—provide stabilization, education, individual and group treatment and aftercare crucial to the recovery of high-risk adults who may lack stable supports in the community.
Short-Term Substance Abuse Treatment
The Short-Term Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program stabilizes people whose physical, social, legal and emotional lives have been severely damaged by their addiction. This program is available for those whose addiction treatment needs require greater intensity than can be provided through outpatient services. Residents live in a supportive, substance-free environment where they learn to master the skills needed to attain recovery.
Each client receives an initial assessment, treatment plan, discharge planning, aftercare planning and resources for obtaining employment. Treatment involves individual therapy, support groups and activity rehabilitation, which includes physical exercise and the development of leisure-time skills. Upon leaving this program, clients are encouraged to continue treatment on an outpatient basis. They are also encouraged to participate in support groups and a recovery coach mentoring program.
Residential Long-Term Substance Abuse Treatment
The Providence Center's Long-Term Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program provides addiction treatment for men and women who are chronically addicted to alcohol or drugs. Residents are provided with individual and group treatment, case management, and follow-up care crucial to the recovery of high-risk adults who may lack stable support in the community. While many clients in this program are learning to cope with medical and mental health problems, all are chemically dependent and all share a common goal: learning to live without the use of alcohol and/or other illicit drugs.
Length of Stay
The length of stay in this program can be three to nine months or longer, depending on the individual needs of the client.
About the Programs
Residents attend daily sessions, including group therapy, men or women's groups, social skills, relaxation therapy, cognitive restructuring therapy, relapse prevention, and daily living skills. Along with therapy groups, 12-Step programs of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are offered. Residents are kept informed of their treatment options, available community social service programs and housing opportunities.
- A substance abuse therapist helps residents develop and monitor individualized treatment plans.
- A case manager assists with employment preparation and job interviews, and recovery housing opportunities.
- An activities counselor assists in developing daily living skills and leisure time activities.
- Residents maintain contact with their mental health provider, primary care physician, and parole or probation officer as needed.
Fees are negotiated on the basis of the client's ability to pay. For subsidized treatment, clients must meet Rhode Island income and residency guidelines.
The Providence Center, located in Providence, RI, is a participant in a number of major health insurance plans, including state-sponsored plans.