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Providence VA Medical Center is an accredited Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.
Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Gambling Disorder, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse + Addiction
Substance abuse typically leads to addiction, which requires specialized treatment programs at Providence VA Medical Center to address. Many people benefit from inpatient drug rehabilitation, which includes inpatient acute care and residential rehabilitation. Other levels of care include intensive outpatient therapy, individual counseling, and support groups. Family therapy is also an essential part of treatment for substance abuse.
Alcoholism Treatment at Providence VA Medical Center
Alcoholism treatment involves addiction education, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Treatment for alcoholism often involves medical detoxification, in which a person is hospitalized for observation and medical support due to intense and often dangerous withdrawal symptoms. The goal of alcoholism treatment at Providence VA Medical Center is complete abstinence from alcohol.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction
Opioid addiction treatment helps people addicted to opioids in Rhode Island curb their drug use. The selection of a treatment setting depends on the severity of the addiction. Mild cases are usually treated in outpatient facilities; severe cases need hospitalization or treatment in a residential facility. Doctors use medicines along with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat the addiction. The treatment includes medication, counseling and therapy. It can also include group counseling, individual counseling and family counseling.
Levels of Care Offered
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Drug & Alcohol Detoxification
Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Providence VA Medical Center offers an Intensive Outpatient Program is for those who need intensive care but prefer to spend the majority of their time in the comfort of their own home. The rehabilitation services differ in length and intensity. They are customized to meet the needs of the patient.
After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by Providence VA Medical Center is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around Rhode Island, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.
Inpatient rehab means living at the Providence, RI facility while all aspects of an addiction or co-occurring disorder get addressed. This helps limit the distractions and increase the focus on recovery. Typical inpatient rehab stays are approximately one month long.
People with dual diagnosis have coexisting addiction and a mental disorder. 9.2 million US adults had a co-occurring disorder in 2018, so not just limited to Rhode Island residents. Best treatment combines medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy), support group, and inpatient rehabilitation. Sometimes, complementary therapies – yoga, massage, and acupuncture – may also be used.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a short-term form of intensive rehab, usually for those with acute symptoms that are hard to manage but don’t require 24-hour care. PHPs have structured programming (i.e. individual and/or group therapy), and usually meet 3-5 days a week for around 6 hours (i.e. 9am-3m). Some PHPs are residential (patients sleep on site) and some are not, so patients sleep at home. PHPs can last from 1-6 months, and some offer transportation and meals.
Outpatient treatment plans cover diagnosis, detoxification, management, and counseling. They are a popular option for those who have graduated from inpatient facilities. Services in Rhode Island include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and individual and group therapy.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual.
Aftercare/continuing care, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Discharge Planning, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Employment counseling or training, Family counseling, Family Therapy, Group counseling, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual counseling, Individual Therapy, Marital/couples counseling, Motivational interviewing, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-related counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders. If not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders. CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern. It can be administered as a monotherapy as well as a part of combination therapy.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
A type of cognitive-behavioral therapy is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. It is intended for those who are vulnerable to self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Providence VA Medical Center aims to help patients understand the connection between their feelings, emotions, and behaviors and provide them with the tools to make a difference in Providence, RI. For those whose addictions and habits originate from severe mental health problems, it is beneficial.
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Last Updated September 30, 2020
Address Information830 Chalkstone Ave
Providence, Rhode Island 02908