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

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


Located in Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston, R.I., the Providence Center’s Roads to Recovery program offers residential treatment to men who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. An affiliate of the Care New England Health System, the program also provides access to outpatient care and sober transitional housing via its network of “Anchor Recovery” Community Centers. A similar facility for women is located in nearby Wyoming, R.I.


According to the facility’s website, treatment is 12-step based. Programming includes individuals and group therapy, medication management, addiction education, access to primary care, peer support and recovery coaching, housing and homeless services, and other support services such as vocational and legal assistance.

Outpatient programs are held during the day and night, and treatment follows the same protocol as the residential program, but on a less intensive basis.

As part of its aftercare program, the Providence Center offers low-rent recovery housing based on income, as well as continued individual and group therapy, access to 12-step meetings, and employment and case management services.


The center’s website notes the facility is staffed by psychiatrists and a chief medical officer. The two loved ones surveyed by at the time of this writing gave the facility three and four out of five stars respectively for its staff support.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. The only individual surveyed by at the time of this writing gave the facility three out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients. However, the seven people who left Google Reviews for The Providence Center as a whole provide an average rating of 2.1 out of five stars.[1]

It’s important to note it is for the entire center, not just Roads to Recovery for men.


The two loved ones questioned by at the time of this writing provided neutral to negative feedback.

One loved one indicated they wouldn’t recommend the treatment center to friends and family.

The other loved one, Christine, gave the facility two and three out of five stars across 55 different metrics. While she did give the program four stars for its counseling, she wrote that her friend attended treatment three times and relapsed, and that in the end “he was discharged without follow up.”


According to the facility’s website, the Providence Center accepts a number of private insurance plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare.

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

1 Males and females need to be separated; too much intermingling; no gate or fence to keep patients from leaving; I would choose a facility that was far from home. No place to run to, no friends nearby, and start a new life in a new atmosphere.
Our friend entered treatment for the 2nd time, did well to stay clean for a much shorter period of time than the first stay. 3rd round of treatment was for 30 days; didn't even finish, because patient was caught using in the facility. He was discharged without follow up.