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The Providence Center in Rhode Island, also known as Roads to Recovery at Eleanor Slater Hospital, offers treatment programs to men and women struggling with substance abuse. The Eleanor Slater Hospital began in 1905 as a retreat for individuals with tuberculosis. The 395-acre campus now includes 30 buildings, several of which are dedicated to substance abuse treatment services. The Providence Center offers both residential and outpatient programs.

Accommodations and Food

The Providence Center has two gender-separated units for residential treatment. The length of treatment is 90 days. The Zambarano unit, which houses Roads to Recovery for Women, is located on Wallum Lake in Burrillville, providing a beautiful setting of oak trees and colorful flowerbeds surrounding the water. The program accommodates about 60 women at a time, including addicts in recovery as well as trauma and domestic violence survivors. Pregnant women are also accommodated. The Mathias Building, located on the same campus as Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston, is home to Roads to Recovery for Men. Clients with co-occurring disorders and those with addictions live in a hospital setting. In both residential programs, clients share meals with their peers in the hospital cafeteria.

The Providence Center provides group homes for men and women who have co-occurring disorders and are in need of psychiatric treatment. Recovery housing is low-rent, based on client income and ability to pay. Services are available to clients for up to a year.

Treatment and Staff

Roads to Recovery is a clinically-based residential treatment program. Clients work with staff to develop individualized treatment and relapse prevention plans. Services include peer support, recovery coaching, 12-step meetings, individual and group therapy, employment services, education and parenting skills, vocational services and legal services. Clients have access to Anchor Recovery Community Center for addiction services and primary care for long-term sobriety. In residential treatment, clients live in a clinical setting for 90 days, after which they can commit to long-term recovery with the many community outpatient and aftercare services available at The Providence Center. Clients attend groups at least once a day, depending on the goals set forth in their individualized treatment plans. Clients also attend off-site 12-step meetings daily, which are offered at Anchor Recovery Community Center as well as other sites in the area.

The Providence Center offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and an outpatient program. The IOP, known as Quitting Time, consists of services including individual therapy, medication management, dual diagnosis support, aftercare planning and vocational services. Groups focus on recovery, education, wellness, coping skills, relapse prevention and life skills. Staff work with clients on the basics of 12-step structure and encourage clients to attend 12-step meetings off-site. The program has a minimum requirement of nine hours per week of therapeutic contact, including individual and group therapy. The duration of IOP treatment depends on the progress of the client, though the typical length is between six to eight weeks.

The Women’s Day Treatment Program is another Providence Center outpatient service, providing chemical dependency recovery services to women such as 12-step groups, individual therapy, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, skill-building, relapse prevention and vocational services. Groups focus on HIV/STD prevention and education, domestic violence and emotional abuse, family issues, coping skills and aftercare planning. Childcare is available to mothers during treatment sessions.

The staff consists of addiction counselors, physicians, psychiatrists, therapists and full-time nurses.


Anchor Recovery Community Center facilities are available to residential clients for continuing care. Services include peer-to-peer support groups, workshops, group activities and meetings.

Sober homes and sober living services at The Providence Center provide safe and affordable housing for people in recovery. The rehab also offers bilingual services.

In Summary

The Providence Center provides an impressive array of comprehensive treatment services. The Road to Recovery residential treatment programs for men and women focus on treating co-occurring disorders. The Providence Center emphasizes follow-up care to ensure long-term sobriety so after residential or IOP treatment, clients are encouraged to continue outpatient on a less frequent basis and attend aftercare.

The Providence Center Locations

Mathias Building
111 Howard Ave
Cranston, RI 02920

2198 Wallum Lake Rd
Burrillville, RI 02859

The Providence Center Cost

$7,500 (30 days). Reach The Providence Center  by phone at (401) 568-6670 (female residences) and (401) 462-1020 (male residences) or by email at [email protected]. Find The Providence Center  on Facebook and Google+

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