AdCare Rhode Island (RI)
AdCare Rhode Island is an inpatient facility that believes that recovery will often take different forms for different people. From day one, unique patients will be given a treatment plan that are tailored to either needs, and will have opportunity to of participate in a variety of specialized courses, ranging from trauma-specific tracks to LGBTQI group to AcuDetox.
Our admission process is quick and easy, and usually takes an hour or less to complete. Once you arrive at our facility, you will meet with a trained admissions counselor or technician to complete your admissions paperwork. From there, the technician will lead you through a tour of our facility and show you your room. You will generally meet with a physician or psychiatrist within 24 hours.
AdCare Rhode Island is located on over 20 acres set amongst the woods in New England. It is very peaceful with no city noises, and there are many opportunities for the clients to take walks, run, or just be in nature with the wildlife that surrounds the campus. It is located 20 minutes away from TF Green Airport. The rooms at AdCare Rhode Island have a condo-like atmosphere with brand-new, freshly painted windows to enjoy the outdoor scenery.
AdCare Rhode Island has a beautiful, scenic dining hall where our chefs serve patients three delicious, healthy meals a day. Our chefs are able to make accommodations for special dietary needs if necessary, and patients have the option of scheduling a personal appointment with our on-site nutritionist. Each residential unit has a kitchenette where snacks and beverages are available.
AdCare Rhode Island has a detox/crisis stabilization unit and two standard residential units. The detox/crisis stabilization unit has 23 beds, one residential unit has 23 beds, and the smaller residential unit has 13 beds. Usually, each room is equipped with 2 beds, 2 bureaus, 2 bedside tables, and a private bathroom inside the room. The residential wings are co-ed and rooms separate gender. Private rooms are available at no additional cost for transgender patients or other patients with a demonstrated clinical need for a private room. Each unit has a kitchenette with snacks (popsicles, cereals, etc.) and beverages (lemonade, coffee, etc.). There is a lounge on each unit which has a television, board games, and art supplies for patients to enjoy at their leisure. Laundry machines and detergent are available on-site for patient use. Housekeeping services will clean their rooms daily and will wash linens regularly.
Recreational Activities & Outings
In their free time, patients can watch television, play board games, or create art in the lounge; exercise in the beautiful gym facility or outdoors; play basketball on the court; play corn hole or frisbee outside; or participate in a drumming group (offered for an hour every other week; led by a drummer with 26-29 different types of drums). In the gym, patients can exercise on the treadmill or elliptical, or they can use the free weights, weight machine, or exercise ball. A treatment assistant will be in the gym to assist if needed.
Because we believe connectivity is so important to a healthy recovery, patients may bring and use their electronic devices during free hours. We provide free Wi-Fi to all patients and guests.
AdCare Rhode Island’s inpatient facility treats all patients from an individualized perspective. At AdCare, we design a treatment plan that’s tailored to you and the unique conditions or challenges that accompany your substance abuse issues. Here, you’ll have the option to participate in a variety of specialized therapeutic interventions, ranging from trauma-specific tracks, including tracks for the LGBTQI population, – all meant to help you comprehensively heal from the disease of addiction and build a new life.
Integrative Family Program
AdCare has a strong open-door visitation policy and encourages families and friends to be present and involved in their loved one’s recovery, as this benefits both patients and family members. However, visitations must first be approved by a patient’s treatment team to confirm that visitation is conducive to a patient’s recovery. AdCare Rhode Island also offers a plethora of seminars, classes, and even group counseling sessions that families can participate in and learn from.
Veteran’s Affair Community Care Partner
AdCare Rhode Island is a VA Community Care Partner. In other words, we work 1-on-1 with veterans assigned by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Local VA to meet our patients’ needs. Being a VA Community Care Partner allows AdCare Rhode Island to offer individualized and comprehensive therapeutic services to veterans and those in the armed forces without concern of whether or not their insurance policy will cover their treatment. As a VA Community Care Partner, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recognized AAC as a reputable mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment provider.
Veterans also benefit from our Salute to Recovery program which is a specialized curriculum developed specifically for veterans & first responders. This program focuses on PTSD, the biology of addiction, and more. At our treatment facilities:
- Every veteran receives a psychosocial assessment as well as a history and physical soon after admission, ensuring any comorbid conditions are identified and treated appropriately.
- Veterans meet with a therapist individually one time per week along with daily check in sessions.
- Veterans can participate in group sessions up to 5 times per day.
Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders
Clinicians at AdCare Rhode Island are able to treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Co-occurring mental health conditions can impede someone’s ability to fully recover from their substance abuse issues. By treating them in tandem with addiction, AdCare Rhode Island can help patients learn coping skills to deal with each of their mental health conditions and recover.
Chronic Medical Conditions & Physical Challenges
AdCare Rhode Island is equipped to care for medically-compromised patients, although patients with chronic or acute medical conditions are accepted on a case-by case basis. AdCare is typically able to accept patients with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, seizures, or other managed conditions. Each part of our facility has ADA-compliant, handicap rooms available and everything is wheelchair-accessible. If the patient is not ambulatory, they need to have their own transportation device to get around our facility. However, AdCare does carry wheelchairs on our premises that are available for emergencies.
Depending on your level of care, you may participate in individual therapy for 50 minutes, 1-2 or more times a week. Therapists at AdCare can facilitate a variety of different treatment modalities including (but not limited to) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
AdCare Rhode Island is authorized to administer Vivitrol injections, naltrexone, and Suboxone. Depending on the patient’s needs, and after a careful evaluation by our treatment team, AdCare can also administer psychiatric medications to patients who agree to medication-based treatment.
During your treatment at AdCare, you will attend group therapy several times a day, depending on your level of care.
- Expressive therapy.
- Wellness groups.
- 12-Step groups.
- SMART Recovery.
- Coping skills and triggers groups.
- Grief and loss groups.
- Post-Acute Withdrawal (PAW) educational groups.
- Stages of change groups.
- Anger management groups.
- Mindfulness groups.
- Emotional regulation groups.
- Spirituality and faith-based groups.
- Relapse prevention groups.
- Gratitude exercise groups.
- Women’s groups.
- Advanced recovery groups.
Supportive, Experiential, & Expressive Therapies
Additional treatment interventions are offered to therapeutically support your overall care and wellbeing.
- AcuDetox: An acupuncture-based holistic therapy, AcuDetox is designed to apply the principles of acupuncture to ease withdrawal symptoms during detoxification.
Our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes a comprehensive staff of medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, therapists, treatment assistants, and a doctor of acupuncture. Patients meet with a clinician within the first 24 hours of admission. Therapists are all either working towards licensure or already licensed by the state, including licensed chemical dependency professionals (LCDPs), licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), and masters-level licensed clinical social workers. All of our staff are trained and able to deliver addiction treatment. Some of their specialties include trauma-informed therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and AcuDetox.
We are in the process of training and growing a competent LGBTQI program. We are also working toward increasing the diversity of staff as we expand and develop.
Fred A. Trapassi, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island Operations
Fred A. Trapassi, Jr., began his career with Phoenix House in May of 2000 as Program Director for adolescent residential treatment services at Phoenix House Academy, Wallum Lake. In 2007 he was promoted to Vice President and Senior Program Director for Rhode Island Operations, with direct oversight of 11 programs throughout the state. Trapassi recently received the 2015 Rhode Island Labor Assistance Professionals Award for providing help and compassionate care to members of the associated unions and their families. Trapassi has also received the prestigious Jefferson Award for public service to a local community, the Nyswander Dole (Marie) Award for treatment advocacy, and the Brown University Howard K. Swearer Award for his work as a VISTA volunteer and street outreach worker, addressing the needs of runaway youth and the homeless from 1986 to 2000.
Jessica Elliott, MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP, Director of Quality Assurance and OP Services
Jessica Elliott is a graduate of Rhode Island College with degrees in Psychology and Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies. She holds a master’s degree from Salve Regina University in Holistic Therapy and received her CAGS in Mental Health in 2013. Elliott is certified as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, Expressive and Creative Arts Facilitator, Motivational Interviewing Facilitator, and Yoga Instructor. She has worked in the field as a clinician since 2005. Prior to joining the AdCare team, Elliott held various clinical leadership positions for a large behavioral health organization. As Clinical Director, she is now providing patient care as well as training and clinical oversight to our staff.
Michael Coburn, MD, ABAM, Medical Director
AdCare Rhode Island’s medical director graduated from the Dartmouth – Brown Program in Medicine in 1988, completed a surgical residency program in 1995, published numerous articles in prestigious surgical journals, and presented at many national and international surgical meetings. He established a successful private practice as a general, vascular, and bariatric surgeon for 22 years. While a staff surgeon, served as the local liaison to the American Cancer Society, headed the Cancer Committee and Tumor Board for 10 years, and established the hospital’s Bariatric Program. In 2014 completed a 2-year apprenticeship in Addiction Medicine and passed the American Addiction Medicine Boards. Served as the Medical Director of 2 methadone clinics for 5 years and became the Medical Director at Adcare RI on January 1, 2016. Presently an active member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Rhode Island Medical Society, and Rhode Island Society of Addiction Medicine.
Kimberly Ploettner, Clinical Director
Kimberly Ploettner has over 15 years experience in providing addiction and mental health services in the Rhode Island community. Most recently, she spent ten years at The Providence Center. The last six of those years, Kim was the Program Manager for Women’s Roads to Recovery ; which is a twenty-two bed female substance abuse residential program.
Additionally, Kim has an established Private Practice, specializing in addiction and trauma since 2017. Kim also enjoys volunteering for different organizations throughout RI.
- Post University Graduated May 2014 – Master’s of Science in Human Services
- Concentration in Clinical Counseling
- Concentration in Forensic Mental Health
- Rhode Island College Graduated August 2005
- Bachelors of Arts in Social Work
- Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
- Concentration in Chemical Dependency and Addiction
- Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Rhode Island Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
- Rhode Island Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (LCDCS)
- Rhode Island Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP)
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
- Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
- Qualified professional test HepC and HIV (QTPC)
- DLA-20 Instructor Certification
- Rhode Island Peer Review Board
- Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Licensing Board
- RI Mental Health Association
- RC IC
- International Association of Trauma Professionals
The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care AdCare Rhode Island is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at AdCare, including high acuity medical detox.
AdCare Rhode Island offers a family day on Sundays, where families and other loved ones may participate in discussions with clinicians, visit with their loved one, and engage in family therapy sessions. On the last Wednesday of every month, the facility hosts a family community night with Dr. Colbern, which is open to the public. Meetings may include learning about how to get loved ones into treatment or listening to the experience of alumni or their families. These meetings often function as a support group for the individuals who attend.
Visiting your loved one
AdCare Rhode Island residential has an open door visitation policy and strongly encourages patients’ families and loved ones to be as involved as possible. If they want a family therapy session, they are encouraged to call ahead of time so that the clinicians can allot time to meet with the patient and their family/loved ones. Children are welcome to visit as well, and the meditation room at AdCare has coloring books and toys for children who are visiting. During your loved one’s treatment, we can work with you to plan a visit. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit.
Our Programs and Services
Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
Safe Medical Detox
Addiction Focused Healthcare
PHP / Day Treatment
IOP / Intensive Outpatient
Telehealth Addiction Treatment
First Responders Services
Impaired Professionals Program
Chronic Mental Illness Treatment
Christian Recovery Program
Proven Addiction Therapies
AA/NA & Faith-based Recovery Programs
SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
Art and/or Music Activities
Stress Management & Mindfulness
Sober Housing Available
In the event of a relapse at any time post-treatment, we will provide qualified individuals with up to 30 days of treatment at no cost to you.*
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