Phoenix Houses of New England Announces the Opening of Walsh Unit at Phoenix House Detoxification Center, Exeter, RI

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Exeter Center

Phoenix House Exeter Center

Located on peaceful secluded grounds in rural Southeastern Rhode Island, the Walsh Unit at Phoenix House Detoxification Center, Exeter, RI, is a 20-bed program committed to offering safe withdrawal from alcohol, opiates and other substances.  Named in memory of David Walsh, a long-time recovery advocate and friend of Phoenix House, Walsh Unit accepts most insurance plans as well as self-paying clients.  Payment options include all major credit cards.

“Phoenix Houses of New England, backed by the strength and experience of Phoenix House Foundation, one of the nation’s most respected substance abuse treatment providers, offers a full continuum of services to save lives, reunite families, and strengthen our community,” said Fred A. Trapassi, Jr., Vice President, Senior Program Director.

Exeter Lobby

The Lobby of Walsh Unit Commemorating David Walsh’s Life Work



Nurse station

The Skilled and Compassionate  Staff Welcome Clients on Arrival

Clients are admitted by registered nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and each client is seen by a licensed physician. The program is staffed at all times with a team of licensed counselors who work closely with each client to develop an appropriate treatment plan focusing on individual medical needs, detoxification issues, and aftercare following discharge.

Walsh Unit’s detoxification services are complemented by RESPECT (Recovery Oriented, Empathetic Services Proactively Empowering Consumers in Treatment), a 19-bed, state-funded program for uninsured clients.  The units are separate and independent facilities.


The average length of stay for medically monitored detoxification is up to seven days. This may extend to several weeks of continuing recovery and rehabilitative care. During their stay, all clients participate in an individualized treatment planning process that identifies their strengths, needs, and preferences, while establishing goals with specific and measurable objectives.  Accommodations are warm and welcoming, in a newly renovated, comfortable, and state-of-the-art environment.

Extended Stay Options

Double Bed Exeter

Semi-Private Accommodations Available

Phoenix House Detoxification programs offer an extended-stay option for those who have completed treatment, but are not yet ready to face the stress of daily life.  This may include Acute Residential, a sleepover Intensive Outpatient, or Partial Hospitalization Program for up to 30 additional days. Extended-stay clients enjoy our quiet country setting and have access to our fully equipped gym.  Clients in all programs participate in one-on-one counseling sessions and group meetings as well as on-site AA and NA groups to help them acclimate to sobriety.



CARF LogoPhoenix House Detoxification Services are accredited by CARF, a nationally recognized standard of excellence.






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