Get Help


There are many treatment options in our state. Check out the map below to find the best treatment location for you. You can also call 401-414-LINK(5465) to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our state also offers buprenorphine, a medicine used for opioid addiction, over the phone. You can find out more information by calling the Buprenorphine 24/7 Hotline at 401-606-5456.


Learn more about the buprenorphine hotline

Rhode Island has launched a 24/7 phone line to help people with opioid use disorder who are interested in buprenorphine treatment or are experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms access providers, medication, and outpatient treatment. Patients who contact this number will be connected to a buprenorphine-waivered physician in real time to diagnose and treat opioid use disorder and opioid withdrawal over the phone. If appropriate, a provider will electronically prescribe buprenorphine to be picked up the same day, provide instructions for unobserved buprenorphine initiation, and facilitate intake with an outpatient provider for ongoing opioid use disorder management. Additionally, emergency department providers across the state can contact the hotline at the same number to discuss any buprenorphine-related questions with an experienced prescriber in real-time.

Who is eligible to get a buprenorphine prescription by calling the hotline?
Anyone who lives in Rhode Island.

What insurance do you need to have to be eligible? If you have insurance, are there copays?
The call costs nothing and you don’t need insurance to talk to a prescriber. Costs for medications are dependent on your insurance. However, there are coupons available that can help make medications more affordable:

Will my information be confidential?
Yes. All calls are completely confidential.

What are the hours of operation?
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a call back within 1 hour.

Who will answer the phone? Will I be speaking with a medical provider?
A call center provider will answer the phone, register the patient, and connect them to a prescriber.

Learn more about the different treatment options in our state

Detoxification (detox) — Short-term care centers where you go to get opioids out of your system and make sure you’re medically stable and safe. Detox centers may also offer counseling and help finding long-term treatment options.

Medication-assisted treatment — Using medicine (like buprenorphine, naltrexone, or methadone) with therapy to treat substance abuse.

Outpatient treatment — Programs to support your mental health and substance use. Recovery programs where you have therapy, create goals, and get medical support on a daily basis. You don’t stay overnight at an outpatient treatment center.

Peer-to-peer support programs — Places where you can get support from other people in recovery, including support from a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.

Residential treatment — Live-in housing programs that offer substance abuse therapy and services for a longer period of time, usually 30 to 90 days.

Rhode Island Centers of Excellence (COE) are specialty centers that use evidence-based practices and provide treatment and the coordination of care to individuals with moderate to severe opioid use disorder.



Map last updated May 2021. Call to get the most up-to-date information.



We also have other resources where you can get help:


Available beds and recovery housing

There are different types of beds available in our state. Each location offers a different service, such as stabilization following withdrawal from alcohol, opioids, and other substances or psychiatric care. Find out where there are open beds in the state.

Recovery houses offer an alcohol- and drug-free living environment for individuals recovering from substance use disorder. Recovery houses function as a supportive dwelling and do not provide rehabilitation, treatment, supervision, or dispensing or management of medications. Find out what recovery houses have openings.

Safe Stations

Safe Stations are fire stations in East Providence, Newport, Smithfield, Providence, and Woonsocket, or Bristol’s Police Station where you can drop in 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get access to treatment and recovery support services.

Recovery Centers

There are many places across our state where you can go to get services to start or help your recovery. Recovery centers offer a safe environment to people in early recovery. These are safe and drug-free places for you and your family. You can get support from others with lived experience, join support groups, and get help for things like basic needs, housing, family supports, financial literacy classes, and health and wellness activities. Call or walk-in today. You can also learn more on our Recovery Resources page.

Harm Reduction Vending Machines

Harm reduction vending machines provide free supplies 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people that want them whenever they are ready for them. To access the supplies in a vending machine please contact AIDS Care Ocean State by calling call 401-401-781-0665 and they will issue you an anonymous pin code to access the machines. You can then use the map above to find out where to go. Currently, you can get three items for free in a week. The vending machines are currently stocked with:

  • Safer injection kits
  • Naloxone (narcan)
  • Fentanyl test strip kits
  • Condoms/ safer sex kits
  • Wound care kits
  • Hygiene kits
  • Referral cards
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), in the RIDOC vending machine



Looking for treatment outside Rhode Island?


Lower Your Risk of Overdose

If you’re using opioids, the most important thing you can do is to get treatment. But there are some things you can to do protect yourself from overdose if you’re still using — for example:



For additional resources, please visit BHDDH. You can also find a list of buprenorphine providers near you by visiting the SAMHSA physician locator. If you have something to add or correct, please Contact Us.