Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence (RICAODD)
Providence, Rhode Island
Continue your recovery journey in our supportive community. At our sober living house, clients help each other build the foundation for independent living.
The Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence (RICAODD), a Phoenix House program, provides recovery housing in a safe, sober, supportive, and affordable environment for individuals recovering from drug or alcohol abuse.
The addition of the Rhode Island Council to Phoenix House’s programs significantly expands Rhode Island’s continuum of care, ranging from detoxification through residential and outpatient treatment to sober housing for those in the early stages of recovery from substance abuse.
Recovery housing is based on the belief that men and women with a repeated pattern of drug or alcohol abuse need to spend additional time after treatment in a stable environment to reinforce sobriety. Most people will have limited success in achieving long-term recovery if they return to an atmosphere that does not support and reinforce the lessons and practices of their brief treatment experience.
RICAODD residents come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Whether seeking a new living environment, just completing residential treatment, leaving a correctional facility, or currently homeless, the program is designed to offer individuals who have recently attained sobriety a safe, substance-free living environment in which to continue their journey to recovery.
Residents help themselves by helping each other to abstain from substances “one day at a time.” Overseen by our Housing Coordinators, the program fosters personal responsibility, restores self-esteem and self-confidence, and eliminates isolation by creating a community atmosphere–all with the ultimate goal of helping each client transition to independent living.
Candidates for housing must be at least 18 years of age and complete an application and telephone interview. Eligible candidates are accepted to the program as soon as a bed is available. Men and women are assigned to gender-specific houses, all of which are located in safe residential neighborhoods within walking distance of public transportation lines. Each client pays a weekly fee, which covers utilities, cable, telephone, furnishings and basic household supplies. Residents are responsible for their own clothing, medication, toiletries and dietary needs, and they may stay in the program for up to two years. There is no minimum stay required.
RICAODD requires attendance at four Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings per week.
Find Us205 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906
1 888 671 9392
Director of Community Housing
Alan S. Bianchini
1 888 671 9392
Our treatment philosophy is based on the understanding that addiction is a chronic disease. Individuals suffering from substance use disorders deserve evidence-based treatment in settings that offer privacy and dignity.
Insurance and Payment Options
Our experienced staff is skilled at working with all types of insurance providers to help you access the treatment you need. Phoenix House is an in-network provider for most major insurance carriers, managed care programs, and Medicaid.
What is Phoenix House New England?
Phoenix House is a nationally recognized and accredited behavioral healthcare provider, specializing in the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Phoenix House is a not-for-profit organization with nearly 50 years of continuous experience and programs in ten states.
How do I get admitted to your program?
Call Phoenix House at 1 888 671 9392. We can typically see you for an assessment and admit you to a program within 24 hours.
What type of professionals will be working with my loved ones in treatment?
Phoenix House New England maintains a full team of licensed professionals who will be working with your loved one. Depending on the treatment program, this team may include medical doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, drug and alcohol dependency counselors, and other qualified specialists.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other self-help groups are available.
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