On August 14, 2014, the Rhode Island Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence (RICAODD), a Phoenix House Program, will open Aquidneck House, located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The single-family home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms will house six men in early recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Aquidneck House is Phoenix House’s first recovery house located on Aquidneck Island, best known for the City by the Sea, Newport. This year also saw the opening of Honor House, a permanent housing facility in Pawtucket, R.I., for four veterans in recovery. With the addition of Aquidneck House and Honor House, RICAODD now provides housing to 62 men and women in recovery throughout Rhode Island.
RICAODD operates nine recovery houses in Rhode Island, all located in quiet residential neighborhoods and designed to help individuals in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction make the transition back into the community. Residents come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Whether seeking a sober living environment, completing treatment in a residential program, leaving a correctional facility, or homeless, clients find a supportive, substance-free living environment as they continue their journey to recovery. Along the way, should there be a threat of relapse, clients are fully supported by the entire service continuum offered by Phoenix House and may immediately be admitted to the level of care needed.
The Rhode Island Council’s services are supported in part by an annual Community Service Awards Luncheon. This celebration highlights the accomplishments of Rhode Islanders who have made significant contributions to the field of drug and alcohol treatment and recovery. This year’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. at The Radisson Hotel, located at 2081 Post Road in Warwick, R.I.
Phoenix House Rhode Island offers a full continuum of care for men, women, and adolescents who suffer with substance use disorders. Programming provides a broad spectrum of services that include medically-monitored detoxification, gender-specific residential services for men and women, residential treatment with academic instruction for teenage boys, outpatient treatment, recovery housing, and education and prevention services.
If someone you love needs help for a substance abuse problem, please contact Phoenix House at 1 888 671 9392. We’re always there for you!