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In Rhode Island and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in Rhode Island believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten Rhode Island families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in Rhode Island who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehab Centers to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in Rhode Island must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across Rhode Island, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehabs for illegal street drugs available in Rhode Island. The differences between the Drug Treatment Centers can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehabilitation Facility is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Rehab Center option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right Rhode Island Drug Rehab Facility for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Treatment Program in Rhode Island will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Treatment Center. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Treatment Center without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehab Program that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Treatment Facility in Rhode Island, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Rehab Facility should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Rehab Facilities for illegal street drugs in Rhode Island:

  • Rhode Island Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Rehabs or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • Rhode Island Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Treatment Programs are often scheduled around work or school.
  • Rhode Island Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Rehabilitation Facility for illegal street drugs in Rhode Island. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • Rhode Island Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • Rhode Island Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • Rhode Island Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Rehab Program while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • Rhode Island Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in Rhode Island:
  • Kent Center for
    Kent Center for is a Drug Rehab that is located at 2756 Post Road Warwick, RI. 2886.
    Kent Center for can be contacted by calling 401-691-6000.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Clinical Services of Rhode Island
    Clinical Services of Rhode Island is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 600 Putnam Pike Greenville, RI. 2828.
    Clinical Services of Rhode Island can be contacted by calling 401-949-2220.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • Comprehensive Community Action Program
    Comprehensive Community Action Program is a Drug Rehab that is located at 1090 Cranston Street Cranston, RI. 2910.
    Comprehensive Community Action Program can be contacted by calling 401-467-9610.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Tri Town Community Action Agency
    Tri Town Community Action Agency is a Drug Rehab that is located at 1126 Hartford Avenue Johnston, RI. 2919.
    Tri Town Community Action Agency can be contacted by calling 401-351-2750.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • AdCare Hospital
    AdCare Hospital is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 400 Bald Hill Road Warwick, RI. 2886.
    AdCare Hospital can be contacted by calling 401-732-1500.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Females, Males
  • East Bay Community Action Program
    East Bay Community Action Program is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 610 Wampanoag Trail Riverside, RI. 2915.
    East Bay Community Action Program can be contacted by calling 401-431-9870.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • AdCare Rhode Island
    AdCare Rhode Island is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 1950 Tower Hill Road North Kingstown, RI. 2852.
    AdCare Rhode Island can be contacted by calling 401-294-6160.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Family Service of Rhode Island
    Family Service of Rhode Island is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 55 Hope Street Providence, RI. 2906.
    Family Service of Rhode Island can be contacted by calling 401-331-1350.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Spanish Speaking
  • SSTAR of Rhode Island Inc
    SSTAR of Rhode Island Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 80 East Street Cranston, RI. 2920.
    SSTAR of Rhode Island Inc can be contacted by calling 401-463-6001.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Residential Beds for Teens
  • Kent Center Health Lane
    Kent Center Health Lane is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 50 Health Lane Warwick, RI. 2886.
    Kent Center Health Lane can be contacted by calling 401-738-4300.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Community Care Alliance
    Community Care Alliance is a Drug Rehab that is located at 55 John A Cummings Way Woonsocket, RI. 2895.
    Community Care Alliance can be contacted by calling 401-235-7000.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 830 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, RI. 2908.
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center can be contacted by calling 401-273-7100 x2610.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Health Services, Drug Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Males, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Clinical Services of RI
    Clinical Services of RI is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 11 King Charles Drive Portsmouth, RI. 2871.
    Clinical Services of RI can be contacted by calling 401-683-0857.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • East Bay Center Inc
    East Bay Center Inc is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 2 Old County Road Barrington, RI. 2806.
    East Bay Center Inc can be contacted by calling 401-246-1195.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Females, Males, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Discovery House Providence
    Discovery House Providence is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 66 Pavilion Avenue Providence, RI. 2905.
    Discovery House Providence can be contacted by calling 401-461-9110.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Drug Detox Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Phoenix House of New England
    Phoenix House of New England is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 251 Main Street Exeter, RI. 2822.
    Phoenix House of New England can be contacted by calling 401-295-0960 x6441.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Methadone Drug Detox Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males, DUI Clients
  • CODAC Providence
    CODAC Providence is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 349 Huntington Avenue Providence, RI. 2909.
    CODAC Providence can be contacted by calling 401-942-1450.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Females, Males, Spanish Speaking
  • Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
    Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 200 High Service Avenue Providence, RI. 2904.
    Our Lady of Fatima Hospital can be contacted by calling 401-456-3496.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Journey to Hope Health and Healing
    Journey to Hope Health and Healing is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 160 Narragansett Avenue Providence, RI. 2907.
    Journey to Hope Health and Healing can be contacted by calling 401-941-4488.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females
  • Discovery House
    Discovery House is a Drug Rehab that is located at 1625 Diamond Hill Road Woonsocket, RI. 2895.
    Discovery House can be contacted by calling 401-762-1511.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, Spanish Speaking