The important thing is to get a professional assessment so that you can get help in the right level of care for you. We have adolescent and adult programs, and many levels of care; (e.g.,detox, residential, intensive outpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient programs). We also have many specialized treatment programs. We have provided a list of all of our Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment facilities. You can call any of them for a telephone screening. If you do not meet their program's criteria, they will refer you to a more appropriate level of care. Alcohol Screening
Please don't let that stop you from getting help – Contact our listed treatment agencies. Many of them are contracted with this Department to provide services to all Rhode Islanders who are eligible based on total household income. In addition, other social service programs may be available to assist you in paying. All of our agencies will work with you to best determine how services will be paid for.
According to the DSM-IV, American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition) Substance Abuse, (and this includes alcohol or drugs), is characterised by someone having 1 of the following, occurring in a 12 month period:
Substance Dependence is manifested by the occurance of 3 or more of these in a 12 month period: