About this Facility
Phoenix House Exeter Center, located in a peaceful rural southern Rhode Island setting, provides treatment in an environment exclusively for substance dependent men. Our continuum of care on campus ranges, depending upon each client’s needs, from medically monitored detoxification to short- and long-term residential treatment.
Our residential treatment combines vital counseling, educational, and recreational programs that challenge residents to understand the nature of their substance abuse, commit to living without alcohol and drugs, and acquire successful life skills. Because successful recovery requires the involvement and support of each resident’s family, individual and group family sessions are integral components of treatment. Phoenix House also offers individualized aftercare plans, which are essential in establishing long-term recovery. At Exeter Center, clients experience a new sense of purpose and are motivated to pursue positive goals and values.
Exeter Center serves men who need residential treatment for substance abuse, including those with co-occurring mental health issues. Length of stay is determined by individual assessment and progress toward clinical goals. We offer 30-, 90-, and 180-day treatment tracks based on eligibility requirements and third-party referral. Admission is not contingent on financial resources.
Our treatment plan includes: individual, group, and family counseling; life-skills training and educational/vocational opportunities; education on substance abuse effects and relapse prevention skills; participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other appropriate self-help groups.
Phoenix House believes that successful, sustained recovery from substance abuse requires family involvement, support, and encouragement. Families, too, need to reverse the damage of drugs and alcohol. Our staff works closely with family members to help them understand the role they play in recovery. We offer a number of individual and group sessions on a variety of topics.
Our detoxification program offers safe withdrawal from substance use, admitting clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each client is seen by a licensed physician. The average length of stay is between four and seven days. For those requiring longer treatment, extended stay options are available. For more information about the detoxification programs, please visit RESPECT and the Walsh Unit, both located on Exeter Center’s campus.
Phoenix House Exeter Center is accredited by CARF, a nationally recognized standard of excellence.
Most major insurance plans and all major credit cards are accepted.
Assessment and Evaluation Services
In various locations, Phoenix House provides independent assessments and evaluations of substance use disorders as requested by individuals, families, schools and the Criminal Justice System. See more details
Adult Residential Services
Phoenix House’s residential treatment services are wide-ranging and comprehensive, allowing us to tailor each client’s treatment solutions to meet individual needs. Lengths of stay are flexible and programs are designed to meet the treatment needs of clients at various points in their recovery. See more details
Adult Detoxification and Stabilization
Our adult medical and social detoxification and stabilization services first help each individual to safely detoxify and then connect them to the next level of care: either residential, sober living or outpatient services. See more details
See All Services
- Military Community Services
- Assessment and Evaluation Services
- Adolescent Residential Services
- Mental Health Services
- Screening and Brief Interventions
- Prevention and Education Services
- Adolescent Outpatient Services
- Sober Living and Recovery Support
- Mother and Child Residential Services
- Adult Outpatient Services
- Adult Residential Services
- Adult Detoxification and Stabilization
With a fully equipped gym on site, residents participate in a variety of activities, including yoga.
A GED program is available.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other self-help groups are available on campus.
"Phoenix House Exeter Center"
“I’ve learned more from clients than I’ll ever be able to teach. Everyone has touched my life in some way - I’m proud to be here.”Program DirectorContact me
Fred Trapassi, Jr
“The greatest challenge we face, and at the same time the greatest satisfaction we receive, comes from helping others realize a greater self-worth and find purpose in their lives.”Vice President, Director of Rhode Island ProgramsContact me
Patrick B. McEneaney
“Remember, the first step is always the hardest—and that’s the step you need to take. We’re here for you and we can help.”Senior Vice President, Regional DirectorContact me