Rhode Islanders should contact their local community health center to be assessed and to determine what level of care or program is most appropriate. Services include emergency or crisis services, case management, psychiatric services, education, counseling, patient services, psychiatric rehab, and community residences, with a provider list found here.
For substance abuse treatment in Rhode Island, individuals should contact a Rhode Island substance abuse provider who is licensed to provide treatment within the state and follows protocols set up by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Upon contact, a professional assessment can be done to determine the level of care required. The levels assessed by BHDDH are as follows: acute intoxication, withdrawal, biomedical conditions, behavioral or emotional conditions, treatment resistance and acceptance, potential to use continuously, and the recovery environment. Services are tailored to the individual, depending on the level of illness measured by the phone screening, and may include detox, outpatient treatment, intensive or partial hospitalization, residential treatment, and aftercare or continuing support services.