SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Substance Abuse Counseling
We are highly committed to engage and retain individuals in treatment while using field-recognized and research supported practices in the treatment of substance abuse disorders and mental health issues as chronic diseases. Services are non-confrontational, relationships are built based on mutual respect, persons served make progress in their own recovery in an environment that provides safety and comfort while going through the change process. Individual and group counseling are primary forms of treatment tailored to each individual need. Different hours are available to provide flexibility to our persons served schedule.
Medication Assisted Treatment
There are individuals who find that it is very difficult to stop drug use, being overwhelmed by the need to satisfy cravings or need to avoid withdrawals. Medication Assisted Treatment can help them suppress cravings and opioid withdrawal symptoms and avoid illicit opioid use. At the right dose and with psychological intervention (i.e., counseling), medication assisted treatment provides a whole-person approach to the treatment of substance abuse disorders.
VICTA offers methadone, buprenorphine and vivitrol. These medications can be prescribed for a period of years to help stabilize and support the person making changes in other life areas.
Methadone treatment must be performed in a highly structured clinic and individuals will need to come in daily until they earn take home privileges.
Buprenorphine is the first medication to treat opioid dependency that is permitted to be prescribed or dispensed in physician offices, significantly increasing treatment access. Buprenorphine is prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counseling and participation in social support programs.
Naltrexone is a medication used in medication-assisted treatment to treat both opioid and alcohol use disorders. The injectable extended-release form of the drug (Vivitrol) is administered intramuscular once a month.
The intensive outpatient program consists of a scheduled series of group sessions appropriate to the person-centered plans of the persons served. These may include services provided during evenings and on weekends and/or interventions delivered by a variety of service providers (substance abuse, mental health, MD).
The program may function as a step-down program from partial hospitalization, detoxification/withdrawal support, or residential services. It may be used for persons served engaged in services who have struggled with relapse or an increase in symptoms and they are in need of intensive services.
IOP involves attending treatment for nine (9) hours per week of group counseling and one (1) hour per week of individual counseling.
Attending this level of service is based on treatment needs and is generally indicated for few weeks.
Dual diagnosis recovery blends the most successful aspects of mental health care and substance abuse treatment. Effective treatment for dual diagnosis involves considering both addiction and mental health illness as part of a continuum. To get a dual diagnosis, you need to be evaluated by a mental health professional and an addiction specialist. If you put up with severe mood swings, episodes of hopelessness and sadness, suicidal thoughts, flashbacks to traumatic events for years, putting a name to your condition may give you a sense of hope. After all, if your condition can be named, it can be treated.
Getting your life back on track requires help, hope and trust. We understand how difficult it is to extend your trust to others, especially those that do not understand addiction. Our treatment team members are knowledgeable and have extended experience in treating individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Our outpatient mental health program offers an array of behavioral health services. Persons served are seen on site for individual psychotherapy by our licensed clinicians. For those with psychiatric conditions that might benefit from medication, our doctors will treat them with appropriate pharmacology agents.
Successful recovery from an addiction requires a comprehensive approach to physical, social, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing. The mind-body connection needs to be repaired for one to function in a healthy manner as a whole.
As the people we worked with shared, finding a primary care physician that is non-judgmental of the disease of addiction and/or medication assisted treatment, is a challenge and a barrier to a healthy lifestyle and road to full recovery.
This often leads to having our individuals not treating significant physical health conditions or not being honest with their medical provider. As a result, individuals tend to not have a successful recovery program due to experiencing poor physical health, and mixing medication that is unsafe or even may lead to death.
Because we worked with people that faced these issues, we want their voice to make a difference by adding to VICTA primary care outpatient services. Primary care services include general episodic care, infectious disease care (hepatitis, HIV, flu, sexually transmitted diseases) pharmacotherapy for cocaine, alcohol, benzodiazepine and nicotine dependence, and suboxone in conjunction with counseling services.
VICTA is located at 110 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907. The location is easily accessible by car or bus. There are plenty of free parking spaces available.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 5 AM – 11:30 AM
Mon-Fri 5 PM – 7 PM (Coming Soon)
Sat – Sun 6 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon – Fri 6 AM – 2 PM; 5 PM – 8 PM
Saturday 7 AM – 12 PM
Monday, Wednesday And Thursday from 5 PM – 8 PM
For our MD and Psychologist Schedule please contact our office.
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VICTA is open seven days a week to dispense medication to persons served. If VICTA will be closed on Sundays or holidays, prior arrangements will be made to dispense medication to persons served.
Payments And Insurances
We Accept Many Insurances Such As
We also accept self-pay in the form of cash or debit/credit card.