Addiction Treatment in the Ocean State

Drug & Alcohol Rehab Facility in Rhode Island

Addiction Treatment in Rhode Island

Between 2017 and 2019, 8.7% of Rhode Islanders 12 or older struggled with past-year substance use disorder (SUD).1 Fortunately, this condition is treatable and help is nearby.

Rehab Center in Rhode Island

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If you or a loved one needs addiction treatment in Rhode Island, AdCare Treatment Centers make a perfect choice.

AdCare Treatment Centers provide individualized care through various treatment settings, ensuring you or your loved one will get the specialized help they need.

With inpatient treatment at AdCare Center in North Kingstown and outpatient care offered in Warwick, you won’t have to travel far for compassionate, evidence-based treatment.

Read on to learn about the various levels of care at AdCare and other addiction resources in the Ocean State.

Types of Addiction Treatment in RI

Everyone is different, and an addiction treatment approach that works for one person won’t always work for another.2 That’s why we offer individualized treatment at AdCare rehab centers in Rhode Island with various levels of care to accommodate each patient’s needs.

The different levels of addiction treatment offered at our Rhode Island rehab centers or Massachusetts locations include:

  • Medical detox. Detox makes it safer and more comfortable for patients to get past the withdrawal stage of recovery. Medical staff will monitor each patient for potential emergencies and, if needed, administer medication to ease symptoms.
  • Inpatient or residential rehab. Residential treatment enables patients to benefit from 24/7 care surrounded by supportive peers and staff in a safe, sober environment.
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). An IOP allows patients to live at home but visit the facility 3 times or more per week for 3-hour treatment sessions.
  • Outpatient programs. A step down from an IOP, standard outpatient treatment allows more freedom and flexibility, requiring the patient to attend fewer treatment sessions.

Each of these levels of care utilizes various therapeutic interventions, like behavioral therapies, peer support, psychoeducation, medications for addiction treatment, and co-occurring disorder treatment.2

AdCare also offers a specialized treatment program for Veterans, which gives Vets the added benefit of being surrounded by peers that understand what they are going through.

Often a combination of these treatment approaches may be used, and it is common for patients to transfer from one level of care to another as their needs change.

Covering the Cost of Rehab in Rhode Island

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Figuring out how to pay for treatment can be confusing, especially if you don’t understand how your health insurance covers rehab. The Affordable Care Act requires all insurance companies to cover mental health and addiction treatment to some extent.3

AdCare accepts most major insurance companies including:

AdCare also accepts Medicare and Medicaid coverage.


You can find other rehab centers in RI by using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) treatment locator.

Even if you don’t have insurance, don’t be discouraged. There are still ways to find affordable treatment. The Rhode Island Department of Health has a dedicated phone line to speak with addiction counselors that can connect you with treatment that works for you.

Narcan & Harm Reduction in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island has developed many harm reduction resources and strategies to keep community members safe. For example, making Narcan—a medicine that quickly reverses an opioid overdose—more accessible.4

Narcan is available over the counter in Rhode Island,5 and Prevent Overdose RI will ship free Naloxone to Rhode Island residents.6

Overdose prevention sites (OPS) and needle exchange programs are provided in Rhode Island. At OPS, also called supervised consumption sites, people can safely use substances in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Nurses and other medical professionals are present at these sites to watch for potential overdoses, provide medical care, and refer people to drug treatment and social services.7

Research on needle exchange programs—where people that use needle drugs can safely dispose of syringes and receive new ones—have been shown to reduce the spread of bloodborne illnesses like HIV/AIDS.8

Additionally, syringe services programs (SSPs) are effective in helping people enter addiction programs and quit needle drugs. People new to using SSPs are 5 times more likely to enter addiction treatment than people who do not use SSPs.8

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, several options for help are available in Rhode Island drug rehab. Here are some addiction hotlines, crisis support contacts, and needle exchange programs:

Rhode Island Drug & Alcohol FAQs

Is weed legal in Rhode Island?

Both medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal in Rhode Island. Anyone 21 years or older can legally purchase, grow, and possess limited amounts of marijuana.9

How many drug overdoses happen in Rhode Island?

Opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Rhode Island.5 In 2021, there were 436 fatal overdoses involving prescription or illicit drugs. 77% of these deaths involved fentanyl.10

What is the legal BAC limit for drivers in Rhode Island?

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for drivers 21 years old or older in Rhode Island is .08. For drivers under 21, it is illegal to drive with any detectable alcohol in their system.11

How many fatal traffic accidents occur in Rhode Island from alcohol?

Between 2009 and 2018, 248 people in Rhode Island were killed in drunk-driving accidents, a rate of 1.9 deaths per 100,000 people.11 Between 2016 and 2020, 40% of driving deaths involved alcohol.12

How common is addiction in Rhode Island?

Between 2017 and 2019, 8.7% of people 12 or older in Rhode Island struggled with past-year substance use disorder. The problem is most common in young adults: During the same period, 19.9% of young adults aged 18 to 25 reported substance use disorder.1

Learn More about Rhode Island Addiction Treatment at AdCare

At AdCare, our treatment plans are designed to support your recovery from the moment you walk through our doors, as you make progress along the way, and long after you leave us.
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