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The Providence Center -Roads To Recovery, Residential Substance Use Treatment

528 North Main Street , Providence, Rhode Island, 02904
The Providence Center provides a comprehensive continuum of substance abuse treatment services to chemically dependent individuals struggling with addiction. Services are provided on an outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential basis and include therapeutic techniques such as individual, group, and family counseling, relapse prevention planning, aftercare planning, vocational education, medication management, addiction and mental health education, life skills training, housing and homelessness services, primary medical care, and more. The Providence Center’s Women’s Day Program provides gender-specific intensive outpatient services including domestic violence group work, HIV/ STD prevention education, and babysitting services with bilingual options as needed.

Facility Highlights

  • Vocational Services
  • Living Skills Development
  • Substance Use Education


  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

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The Providence Center’s (TPC) Roads to Recovery program in Cranston, R.I., offers peer support-based residential treatment to men who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. The women’s Roads to Recovery program is located in Wyoming, R.I. An affiliate of the Care New England Health System, TPC emphasizes long-term recovery and wraparound services, including outpatient treatment and sober transitional housing via its network of Anchor Recovery Community Centers.


Treatment at Roads to Recovery for Men, along with other residential outpatient programs operated by The Providence Center, includes individual and group therapy, as well as coping skills workshops and therapeutic recreation.

Clients also receive medication management, addiction education, relapse and trauma prevention preparation, life skills training, and peer recovery coaching. TPC facilitates primary care and legal and vocational support services. If necessary, the facility also offers supportive housing and homelessness prevention services.

Outpatient programs for adults are held during the day and evening hours. In Rhode Island, Roads to Recovery for men is among the 54.2 percent of facilities to provide specialized programming for men.


The Providence Center’s official Facebook page lists psychiatrists, psychiatric social workers, residential counselors, and chemical dependency treatment professionals among the facility’s staff.


Roads to Recovery for Men is located in the Mathias Building on the campus of Eleanor Slate Hospital, which, according to the state of Rhode Island’s website, is a 284-bed state-operated psychiatric hospital. There is currently no further information provided by The Providence Center regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. The sole individual surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility two out of five stars for its cleanliness and upkeep and meals and nutrition, though awarding three stars for general accommodations.


The one individual polled by Rehabs.com to date, a former client’s loved one, indicated a moderate likelihood to recommend the program to others. They reported inadequate follow-up care, rating overall treatment effectiveness three stars. The reviewer also described an environment not fully supportive of recovery, noting that their loved one “was caught using in the facility.”


Providing more favorable feedback for the Cranston Roads to Recovery program were two staff reviews on Indeed. Both reviewers expressed enjoyment and commitment to working with clients, as well as highlighting supportive co-workers. They rated the facility four and five out of five stars, respectively.


According to the facility’s website, The Providence Center accepts about a dozen insurance plans at the time of this writing, including BC/BS, United, Tufts, TriCare, Medicaid, Aetna, and Value Options. The facility is among the 45.8 percent of Rhode Island facilities to accept federal military insurance.

[1] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Providence-Center/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Cranston%2C+RI

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