Phoenix House Rhode Island Rehab Review: Finding a New Life

  1. Phoenix House Rhode Island Review

The Phoenix House rehab centers stretch across ten different states in the Union. Their continuum of care covers everything from addiction treatment, detox facilities, mental health services, and sober living homes for men and women, boys, and girls.

The Phoenix House Rhode Island locations offer residential programs for men and women, as well as an off-site detox facilities and outpatient clinics at two different locations in Providence and Exeter, Rhode Island.

Light of the Phoenix

The Phoenix House recovery program began in 1967 in New York City. A psychiatrist, Mitchell Rosenthal, was brought in as a consultant to a home-made recovery program started by recovering heroin addicts fighting to stay sober together at a Manhattan brownstone.

The treatment philosophy and approach introduced by Dr. Rosenthal led to the creation of the Phoenix House in its current iteration, as one of the nation’s most extensive substance use and mental health care providers. Phoenix House, nation-wide, offers close to 120 programs to over 5,000 individuals at any one time.

The Phoenix House Rhode Island locations continue this dignified mission through the continuum of services it provides to low-income men and women suffering from addiction and dual diagnosis disorders.

Phoenix House Rhode Island consists of men’s and women’s residential facility, a medically supervised, 20-bed detox at the Walsh Unit as well as extensive outpatient services and sober living support.

The men’s residential house offers men individualized treatment in a private, rural setting. Residents sleep two to a room, on single beds. There are common rooms with TVs and puzzles and men can also take long walks around the property or use the onsite gym to workout or do yoga.

The women’s house, located in historic Providence, acts more as a sober living facility for women who have left residential programs elsewhere and are looking to rejoin society through a structured program. Women participate in 12-Step meetings and receive case management services like help finding work or educational opportunities.

Taking Flight

Phoenix House Rhode Island offers incoming patients thorough medical and psychological assessments before referring them to treatment options. The detox facilities at the Exeter House, Phoenix House’s main location in Rhode Island, have two wings, the McKenna Unit, and the Walsh Unit.

Each unit has 20-beds and offers comfortable accommodations, as well as fitness facilities to help ease the withdrawal process. Detox stays can last anywhere from seven days to thirty days depending on a patient’s progress.

During detox, patients work together with Phoenix House medical staff to hash out their specialized treatment plan. Patients go to regular counseling sessions and begin to partake in onsite 12-Step meetings.

Treatment options for men and women in Phoenix House’s residential program range from individual, group and family counseling sessions. Patients also begin to receive addiction education and relapse prevention classes.

Focussing on their life after rehab means that Phoenix House offers discharge planning, which means that patients can receive life-skills training and get connected to local recovery services providers. Phoenix House also offers outpatient services at its Providence location.

Outpatient services range from addiction education classes, and group, family, and individual counseling. Sessions are scheduled around an individual’s other commitments and obligations, evening and classes are also available.

The Phoenix House organization is a national presence. Its Rhode Island location offers just a smattering of its bevy of services, from residential inpatient treatment and outpatient services. It offers a tranquil and supportive recovery community that has over 50 years of experience.

Prices for 30 days at Phoenix House Rhode Island based on as sliding scale.

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