Elderly Alcoholism Intervention Newport RI

The Golden Years do not come gently into our lives and unfortunately we may not be prepared for it. Suddenly we find ourselves retired from our jobs and we must prepare ourselves for a new way of life. Many of us have hobbies. Some people volunteer to work for organizations. Many relocate away from family and friends and swear that they are off to experience a new way of life.

Phoenix House of New England
Phoenix House Exeter Center
251 Main Street,
Exeter, RI2822
(401) 295-0960
www.phoenixhouse.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(401) 295-0960x6403, (401) 295-0960x6400

Hotline Phone Numbers: (401) 295-0960x6400, (401) 295-0960x6443

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Men

At Phoenix House, a leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse services since 1967, our programs meet the needs of each individual client, and we are known for a willingness to embrace new research-tested treatment methods and practices. Our more than 120 programs in California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia/Metro D.C. lead individuals and families affected by addiction from disruptive to productive lives. We welcome clients from every level of society and address an array of problems. We work with kids at risk, support clients in recovery, and offer a wide range of treatment options for adults and teens, as well as additional services such as vocational training and arts therapy. Our strong networks on Facebook and Twitter extend beyond treatment to support our entire recovery community. Explore this site to learn our perspective and find out how we might help you, your teen, or someone you love—and then please contact us today. - See more at: http://www.phoenixhouse.org/#sthash.EtwZwQIU.dpuf
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare II
South County
350 Columbia Street,
Wakefield, RI02879
(401) 789-0934
www.codacinc.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Specializing in DUI/DWI offenders

CODAC, a non-profit organization based in Cranston, Rhode Island, has provided treatment, recovery and prevention services to individuals, families and communities for almost 40 years. With five convenient locations, CODAC is uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of outpatient recovery, treatment and prevention services to those struggling with the challenges of substance abuse, behavioral healthcare issues, and other addictive or abusive behaviors. CODAC emphasizes compassionate, personalized and supportive programming.
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare
CODAC Newport
93 Thames Street,
Newport, RI02840
(401) 846-4150
www.codacinc.org

Hotline Phone Numbers: (401) 846-4150

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

CODAC, a non-profit organization based in Cranston, Rhode Island, has provided treatment, recovery and prevention services to individuals, families and communities for almost 40 years. With five convenient locations, CODAC is uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of outpatient recovery, treatment and prevention services to those struggling with the challenges of substance abuse, behavioral healthcare issues, and other addictive or abusive behaviors. CODAC emphasizes compassionate, personalized and supportive programming.
Habit OPCO
22 Front Street,
Fall River, MA2721
(508) 676-1307x101
www.habitopco.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(508) 676-1307x100, (508) 676-1307x112

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

Habit OPCO is a healthcare organization with significant experience and success in treating opiate addiction, whether the addiction began with prescription pain medications or heroin. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach, including medication-assisted treatment with methadone, suboxone, and other medications, to stabilize patients and individual and group counseling services to help patients create positive change in their lives. Typically, over 90% of patients who remain in treatment with us at least two years are free of illicit opiate use.

Opiate addiction is a complex chronic disease of the brain. The patients we treat in a Habit OPCO opiate addiction program are everyday people who enter treatment voluntarily to overcome their addiction and opiate withdrawal, and improve their lives. They have families, friends, jobs and dreams. They come from all walks of life, age groups and income levels. Many become addicted to medications prescribed to control pain such as for back injury, physical trauma, post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation, among other medical reasons.

If you or a loved one wishes to explore this type of treatment without obligation, please contact us at 1-855-554-2248 or via email at info@Habitopco.com.
AdCare Hospital
Warwick
400 Bald Hill Road,
Warwick, RI2886
(401) 732-1500
www.adcare.com

Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 252-6465

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Languages: Russian

Helping individuals and their families overcome the disease of addiction, "AdCare" stands for Alcohol and Drug Care. For 35 years, AdCare has committed itself to helping individuals and their families cope with addiction one life at a time.

Centrally located in Worcester, Massachusetts, AdCare offers nationally-accredited inpatient treatment at its hospital facility and outpatient services at clinics conveniently located throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
SSTAR of Rhode Island Inc
SSTAR Birth
80 East Street,
Cranston, RI2920
(401) 463-6001
www.sstar.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children

Mission – To provide a quality continuum of care and support to all people, especially those affected by addiction, by responding to their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Vision – Led by our mission, our vision is to participate together as a team in this meaningful work, in a collegial, responsible and financially sound atmosphere.

Values

Tradition – To preserve our heritage of providing services tailored to those who are addicted and affected by addiction.
Leadership – To set the standard in the community regarding the education, prevention, and treatment of addiction.
Teamwork – To design and provide services in a non-judgmental, respectful and culturally competent manner, enabling the greatest level of partnership and self-determination for each consumer.
Accountability – To deliver this care so that it is accessible, affordable, effective and efficient.
Respect – To care for individuals regardless of their circumstances and to treat consumers and their families as well as our employees and colleagues with dignity and honesty.
Learning – To improve our understanding of disease, trauma and social stigma
Harm Reduction – To facilitate services appropriate to the circumstances, needs and wishes of the consumer.
Expertise – To share our knowledge regarding the provision of health care and social services to those disenfranchised from traditional services. This knowledge base includes the dynamics and treatment of addiction, women’s issues, HIV/AIDS, trauma as well as primary and preventative medical care.
Galilee Mission Inc
268 Kingstown Road,
Narragansett, RI2882
(401) 789-9390
www.galileemission.net

Intake Phone Numbers:
(401) 789-9420

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Men

The Galilee Mission, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is a non-profit organization that provides a recovery program for adult males who are dependent on drugs and/or alcohol and are in need of residential or other social services. Workers in the fishing industry and residents of South County receive priority consideration for admission. Residents are expected to be employed full-time and pay weekly rent.
The organization is an umbrella for several programs addressing the problems of substance abuse and basic needs. The Galilee House is licensed by the State of Rhode Island to provide residential substance abuse treatment.
Providence Center
Residential Services
111 Howard Avenue, Building 56,
Cranston, RI2920
(401) 462-1020
www.provctr.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(401) 276-4020

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

The Providence Center is at the forefront of innovative approaches to behavioral health care designed to meet the changing needs of the more than 12,000 Rhode Islanders it serves each year. Since The Providence Center opened its doors in 1969, it has been a community resource, providing people from all walks of life with mental health and substance use services in their homes, schools and neighborhoods.
Through over 40 programs and wraparound services, including food and housing, job training, legal services, primary health care and wellness activities, The Providence Center is committed to meeting the community's needs.

Our Mission

To help adults, adolescents and children affected by psychiatric illnesses, emotional problems and addictions by providing treatment and supportive services within a community setting.
Our Vision

A behavioral health care system in which every individual who needs care will receive the broadest possible array of services, so that his or her unique needs are met.

Road to Recovery: The Elderly and Alcoholism

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Road to Recovery: The Elderly and Alcoholism

Carol Greenberg

Friday, September 14, 2007 Perhaps, the most difficult thing for people of advanced years to do is to give up an old habit. That habit of drinking too much alcohol. It may have started out as a cocktail or two before dinner followed with a glass of wine with dinner and maybe a brandy before bedtime but now that we find ourselves in the Golden Years and with time on our hands the drinking may have increased and we have become alcoholics. Of course, we would never admit it. We stay in denial until well meaning friends or family members tell us that we drink too much. Naturally, we become defensive and sometimes very nasty and tell them to mind their own business. This attitude has divided families and chased away friends.

The Golden Years do not come gently into our lives and unfortunately we may not be prepared for it. Suddenly we find ourselves retired from our jobs and we must prepare ourselves for a new way of life. Many of us have hobbies. Some people volunteer to work for organizations. Many relocate away from family and friends and swear that they are off to experience a new way of life. Others stay at home, become depressed, or too ill to contemplate a change. Illness, doctors, a lack of family involvement, and the horror of facing death can be the cause of many cases of depression. And, depression can lead to drowning one's sorrows in that bottle of alcohol.

Mildred B., a seventy year old grandmother, thought she was handling her retirement well. She volunteered at the library, walked her dog, and enjoyed preparing her own meals. Every evening she would prepare a Martini and eat dinner watching TV. As time passed she began to have two Martinis and then three and would skip dinner entirely. Her children noticed her mood swings and became worried when they would call and she would ramble over the phone. They knew that she had been drinking but did not know how to stop her. Finally, one night, after she had too much she fell asleep in her chair and when suddenly awakened, stood up, fell and broke her hip.

This is not an unusual story. I spoke to Dr. James Kohl, an orthopedist, who told me that many of his elderly patients come to his office with fractures, broken bones, or worse, and the first thing he asks them if they are alcoholics. If they deny it he gives them a written test prepared by John Hopkins University. He confirmed that blackouts are common among alcoholics, especially the elderly. He said, although many people can drink socially and in moderation, as we age, that ability diminishes, though few of us realize it. Our motor skills naturally decrease, and the risk of falling increases. Many seniors, for example take medications for high blood pressure, heart disease and more. Mixing alcohol with those medications can be lethal.

I also interviewed Dr. Sharon Richter, a certified addictions counselor, who explained that much of the alcohol problem to the m...

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