If you’re looking for addiction treatment in Rhode Island, here are some of the more frequently asked questions about rehab within the state:
Where Can I Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in Rhode Island?
If you or your loved one is struggling with alcoholism, you may wonder where to turn for help. Luckily, if you are seeking help within Rhode Island, there 48 facilities available statewide that treat substance addictions of any kind and 33 specifically designated for alcohol addiction only.1
Of those, 41 are outpatient facilities, 11 are residential (non-hospital), and 4 are inpatient treatment centers.1* Most of these are located in Providence, Rhode Island’s capital and largest city, but others are spread out across the small state.
A part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) portfolio of treatment facilities across the U.S., AdCare offers substance abuse treatment in 10 locations across Rhode Island. AdCare provides various levels of care including medical detox, acute crisis stabilization, residential program, intensive outpatient program (IOP), and general outpatient. AdCare offers a variety of specialized courses ranging from trauma-specific tracks to LGBTQI group to AcuDetox. Whether you’re looking for a calming campus in North Kingstown or are a New England local looking for an outpatient center on your way to work, AdCare’s got you covered.
To find other programs in the state, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a full list of Rhode Island rehabilitation facilities, which can be found here.
Where Can I Find Medical Detox Centers?
In Rhode Island, there are 15 outpatient detox centers, 2 residential detox centers, and 4 hospital detox centers. Detox is the process of getting substances out of your body and helping you manage acute withdrawal symptoms from alcohol.2 These types of programs provide individuals with onsite physicians and 24-hour care to help gain management over alcohol withdrawal symptoms.2 However, medical detox is not a substitute for addiction treatment itself.
Depending on the magnitude of physical dependence, alcohol withdrawal syndrome may range from mild to physically dangerous. Symptoms may include irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, seizures and in rarer cases, delirium tremens.3 Alcohol withdrawal may be dangerous when done on your own; because of this, a supervised, medical detox center can help avoid unnecessary discomfort or life-threatening withdrawal complications.
To find local detox facilities in Rhode Island, search SAMHSA’s directory which can be found here.
Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Rhode Island?
Unfortunately, rehab for alcohol addiction treatment can be costly. Depending on the type of care you seek, and the treatment options you require, costs can increase exponentially. Many insurance plans provide coverage for addiction treatment, and if you are planning to use your out-of-state insurance provider in Texas, it is important to know if it will be is accepted and what it will cover.
Some of the more commonly accepted insurance providers in the state of Rhode Island include:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield.
- United Healthcare.
Why Choose AAC?
American Addiction Centers (AAC) offers a nationwide network of facilities, an alumni support system, quality care, and a 90-day promise. If a person relapses after completing 90 days of treatment at an AAC program, they can return for 30 days of complimentary treatment.
Additionally, AAC alumni from across the country host fun gatherings and events while alumni coordinators check-in regularly to ensure those recovering from substance abuse benefit from continued support.
State-Funded Insurance (i.e. Medicaid)
Medicaid is a government-funded insurance option for those who otherwise would not be able to afford private insurance. In the U.S., over 65.6 million people are covered by this program.4 It is easy to determine if you and/or your dependents qualify for Medicaid by visiting their website. In general, Medicaid can greatly decrease cost of addiction treatment and may even cover the costs entirely, depending on your specific plan.
- Rhode Island has seen a 59.92% increase in Medicaid and CHIP enrollment since the Marketplace Enrollment Period began in July of 2013 to February of 2019.5
- The state’s quality measure of performance was 50.9% in those who initiated treatment with a new episode of alcohol or drug dependence.5
Rhode Island Packing List
If you are coming to Rhode Island from a different state, you’ll need to bring certain items so you can safely and effectively adjust to life in your rehab center. In the wintertime, daytime temperatures can average around 40 degrees F between December and February and snowy. In the summer, temperature are closer to 86 degrees F with 60-70% humidity.
In addition, Rhode Island alcohol rehab centers may be near the seaside, so you will want to bring clothes that could be appropriate for beach visits, especially if you are coming in the summer.
You may want to consider packing:
- Shorts, jeans, skirts, dresses and tank tops for warm weather.
- Heavy jacket for winter.
- Tennis shoes, flip-flops and a pair of formal shoes.
- Sunglasses, bathing suit, hat.
- One set of formal attire for special events or outings.
- Alcohol-free toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sunscreen).
You may also wish to bring the following items:
- Your driver’s license or state-issued ID card.
- A list of medications you are currently taking.
- Your insurance card.
- Laundry detergent.
- Special photos or mementos of family and friends, including names, phone numbers, and addresses to keep in touch while you are away.
- A journal.
Rhode Island Alcohol Stats
- Between 2003-2010, there were 308 people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver in Rhode Island.6
- Overall, Rhode Island drinkers spent more than $880M on alcohol in 2010.7
- Rhode Island saw a 61% increase in fatalities from alcohol-related crashes from 2016-2017.8
- There were 34 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2017.9
- There were 37,133 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2017 across the U.S. with an estimated 10,874 fatalities in which at least one driver had a BAC of .08 g/dL or higher. The highest percentages were in the District of Columbia (51%), Connecticut (43%), Rhode Island (41%), and North Dakota (40%).10
- In 2017, 24% of drunk driving deaths involved a driver with a BAC of .15 g/dL or higher.10
Other ways to get help
- Rhode Island AA
- AA in Rhode Island
- Greater Providence Area of Rhode Island NA
- ATTC Network New England
- The Samaritans for Rhode Island
- Smart Recovery
. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. (2018). 2017 State Profile — Rhode Island
National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.
. MedlinePlus. (2019). Alcohol Withdrawal.
. Medicaid.gov (2019). Medicaid.
. Medicaid.gov (2019). Medicaid & CHIP in Rhode Island.
. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving in Rhode Island.
. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Data and Maps-Excessive Drinking.
. Rhode Island Department of Transportation. (2017). Rhode Island Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
. Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. (2018). State Map – Rhode Island.
. NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (2018). State Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Estimates.