AdCare RI Outpatient

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Personalized Treatment with Specialized Tracks

2 Rhode Island Locations

 

    • Greenville 600 Putnam Pike, Suite 107 Greenville, RI 02828

    • South Kingstown 49 South County Commons Way, Unit F6 South Kingstown, RI 02879

AdCare Rhode Island’s outpatient facility believes that recovery will often take different forms for different people. Hence, from day one, patients will be given a treatment plan that’s unique to them, and will have the options of participating in a variety of specialized courses, ranging from trauma-specific tracks to LGBTQI group to AcuDetox.

Accreditations


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.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) All facilities in the AdCare, Rhode Island network are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation means patients can trust the outpatient locations meet or exceed internationally accepted standards for the highest quality services.

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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. Patients with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, seizures, or other managed conditions are typically accepted. Every unit has ADA-compliant, handicap rooms available and everything is wheelchair-accessible. If the patient is not ambulatory they need to have their own device to get around, although the facility does have wheelchairs available for emergencies.

Facility Staff


Our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes 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.

AdCare Rhode Island has a counselor-to-patient ratio of 1:5, for optimal individualized patient care.

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.

Schooling:

  • 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

Licenses:

  • 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)

Certifications:

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Qualified professional test HepC and HIV (QTPC)
  • DLA-20 Instructor Certification

Boards:

  • Rhode Island Peer Review Board
  • Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Licensing Board

Organizations:

  • RI Mental Health Association
  • RC IC
  • NADDAC
  • International Association of Trauma Professionals

For Families


AdCare has a strong open door visitation policy and encourages families and friends to be present and involved in their loved one’s recovery. AdCare Rhode Island also has a plethora of seminars, classes, and even group counseling sessions that families can participate in. Children can be accommodated.

Outpatient Program Offerings
  • Telehealth Outpatient Services
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Early Recovery Groups
  • Family Support Services
  • Intensive Outpatient, Day/Evening sessions
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling
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Facility Highlights


Personalized Treatment with Specialized Tracks

2 Rhode Island Locations

 

    • Greenville 600 Putnam Pike, Suite 107 Greenville, RI 02828

    • South Kingstown 49 South County Commons Way, Unit F6 South Kingstown, RI 02879

AdCare Rhode Island’s outpatient facility believes that recovery will often take different forms for different people. Hence, from day one, patients will be given a treatment plan that’s unique to them, and will have the options of participating in a variety of specialized courses, ranging from trauma-specific tracks to LGBTQI group to AcuDetox.

Accreditations


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.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) All facilities in the AdCare, Rhode Island network are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation means patients can trust the outpatient locations meet or exceed internationally accepted standards for the highest quality services.

About


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. Patients with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, seizures, or other managed conditions are typically accepted. Every unit has ADA-compliant, handicap rooms available and everything is wheelchair-accessible. If the patient is not ambulatory they need to have their own device to get around, although the facility does have wheelchairs available for emergencies.

Facility Staff


Our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes 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.

AdCare Rhode Island has a counselor-to-patient ratio of 1:5, for optimal individualized patient care.

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.

Schooling:

  • 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

Licenses:

  • 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)

Certifications:

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
  • Qualified professional test HepC and HIV (QTPC)
  • DLA-20 Instructor Certification

Boards:

  • Rhode Island Peer Review Board
  • Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Licensing Board

Organizations:

  • RI Mental Health Association
  • RC IC
  • NADDAC
  • International Association of Trauma Professionals

For Families


AdCare has a strong open door visitation policy and encourages families and friends to be present and involved in their loved one’s recovery. AdCare Rhode Island also has a plethora of seminars, classes, and even group counseling sessions that families can participate in. Children can be accommodated.

Outpatient Program Offerings
  • Telehealth Outpatient Services
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Early Recovery Groups
  • Family Support Services
  • Intensive Outpatient, Day/Evening sessions
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling

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Why AdCare RI Outpatient?

Top 10 Reasons to Select AdCare Rhode Island

1. Medical Director, Michael Coburn M.D. American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

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.

2. Enhanced Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

In addition to the standard opioid and alcohol detox protocols, AdCare Rhode Island has established a unique set of enhanced MAT protocols for patients suffering with opioid use disorder. While inpatient, all individuals are provided the information for and can initiate on any one of the following MAT protocols: suboxone maintenance therapy, naltrexone/vivitrol treatment, and methadone maintenance treatment (special Rhode Island State waiver obtained). In addition, there is an inpatient opportunity for patients currently on methadone maintenance, who are otherwise doing well in recovery, to rapidly detox from high doses of methadone and transition to either suboxone or vivitrol over the course of 4 weeks.

3. Quality Assurance

AdCare Rhode Island is accredited through The Joint Commission; an entity that is well-respected nationally and is considered the “Gold Standard” of behavioral health care. Carrying a Joint Commission accreditation means that we constantly strive to measure and improve our performance, patient satisfaction and patient safety.

4. Statewide Continuum of Treatment - Outpatient Locations

AdCare Rhode Island understands that individualized treatment is necessary for successful recovery and we are prepared to treat patients at any point in the recovery process. Along with our North Kingstown inpatient facility, AdCare Rhode Island provides intensive outpatient treatment and general outpatient treatment in three locations across the State. Our offices are in Portsmouth, Greenville, and South Kingstown Rhode Island.

We pride ourselves on offering a full continuum of care; patients may enter inpatient treatment and step down to intensive outpatient treatment and then into general outpatient treatment over the course of weeks or months. Patients may also begin in an outpatient level of care and enter inpatient treatment if in need of more structure or medical intervention. If a person is unsure what he or she needs for treatment, AdCare offers assessments conducted by a licensed, qualified clinician in each of the outpatient locations.

5. Admissions

AdCare Rhode Island is an in-network provider for many major insurance carriers and Rhode Island Medicaid. If we’re not an in-network provider for you, you may be able to use out-of-network benefits to help cover the cost of treatment. AdCare Rhode Island also accepts private payments for those who do not have coverage, or if your insurance stops funding, to ensure you can get the care you need with us. Our admissions team is available to assist with all your insurance and payment needs.

6. Case Management

AdCare Rhode Island strongly advocates for continued treatment upon discharge to help achieve continued success in recovery. Discharge planning at AdCare begins on day one. During treatment our dedicated staff and recovery coaches work with each patient to assess individual needs and begin connecting the patient with appropriate community resources. We work closely with area medical, mental health and substance use providers as well as sober living homes and other supportive services in order to provide a seamless transition for clients returning to their communities.

7. Quality Clinical Care

At AdCare Rhode Island we offer a wide range of services to help treat the whole person- mind, body and soul. Our North Kingstown facility offers detox/stabilization, short-term residential and on-site enhanced MAT induction. All programming includes evidence based, therapeutic practices that bring structure, awareness, and recovery through individualized treatment planning and case management.

Services offered in both group and individual counseling sessions utilize:

  • Trauma informed care
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Relapse prevention
  • Addiction education
  • Support person/family therapy
  • Gender specific
  • Spirituality groups.

Additional services offered include:

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic drumming
  • Onsite Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings and commitments
  • Fitness center

Support person/family education groups happen weekly to include addiction education and Narcan training, healthy boundaries and expectations; as well as visitation time. All to assist in fostering healthy communication and support systems for all parties involved.

8. Nursing

Our treatment facility here at AdCare Rhode Island offers our clients state of the art substance abuse treatment and drug rehabilitation 24/7. AdCare employs nurses who specialize in the treatment of patients who are chemically dependent on drugs, alcohol or other substances.

Our nurses are trained in mental health as well as general medicine allowing our facility to treat dually diagnosed patients with underlying mental health or behavioral health issues. Detoxing from drugs or alcohol can be an extremely difficult, but necessary phase of the recovery process. A variety of complications can present themselves during this challenging period and utilizing the supervision and skills of our highly specialized AdCare nursing staff will make the detox safe and comfortable. Care, compassion, and above all experience, are critical elements for a successful intervention and detoxification, characteristics that are embraced by all of AdCare Rhode Islands nursing staff.

9. Facilities

  • AdCare RI is located on 22 acres of tranquil, secluded woodlands in Southern Rhode Island that boasts home to a variety of animals and other wild life.
  • AdCare has been completely renovated over the last 5 years bringing the comforts of home to a treatment facility designed to offer patients the most conducive setting to individual and family treatment.
  • Our housekeeping staff is here to serve new patients upon admission and throughout their stay with us.
  • Food service at AdCare is taken seriously, employing a consulting dietician that takes nutrition and taste to the next level. If you are what you eat, food can help to heal a patient and proper balance of nutrition can help with a patient’s recovery.

10. Specialized Group Work

  • Community Night
    • AdCare Rhode Island holds a monthly Community Night open to patient families, the larger community and guests at each of its outpatient locations. This meeting, which is free of charge and open to the public, invites friends and family of those struggling with substance use to receive support and education from a licensed clinician.
  • First Responders
    • AdCare Rhode Island has clinicians who are trained in working with First Responders. AdCare RI maintains relationships with local employee assistance programs, police and fire, and military veterans’ programs. Our clinicians are experienced in working with First Responders and can tailor treatment to the men and women who protect and serve our community.