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Drug Rehabs in Pawtucket, RI

Pawtucket, Rhode Island is suffering greatly from the opioid epidemic, and also from substance abuse issues related to alcohol, marijuana, benzodiazepines, and other drugs.

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Heroin Abuse In Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Pawtucket is a city in Rhode Island with serious substance abuse issues. The National Drug Intelligence Center notes Pawtucket, one of Rhode Island’s major cities, has some of the state’s highest numbers of drug-related arrests throughout recent and previous years. For example, a recent Pawtucket drug bust included a half dozen people ranging from teens to adults faced with drug-dealing charges for heroin. Local police conducted the arrests after a 3-month investigation, with some of the arrested having a previous history of drug dealing in Pawtucket. Unfortunately, the heroin was mixed with fentanyl—a highly deadly opioid that greatly increases the risk of an overdose.

Pawtucket’s Drug Highway

Many have noticed Pawtucket’s relationship with substance abuse and its proximity to Rhode Island’s major interstates. Interstates 95, 195 and 295 pass through both Pawtucket and Providence into Boston and New York. These interstates are commonly used for drug transportation as drug dealers and criminals use the interstate to introduce illicit substances into those areas.

Pawtucket Adolescent Drug Abuse

Pawtucket has witnessed adolescents abusing substances at various rates. In 2012 and 2013, reports estimated some of the highest rates of middle school and high school students abusing substances in Rhode Island were present in Pawtucket. Compared to other larger cities like Providence that witnessed 12% of middle schoolers abusing alcohol, 26% of high schoolers abused alcohol in Pawtucket, and 11% of Pawtucket middle schoolers and 33% of high Pawtucket high schoolers abused marijuana.

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Pawtucket High School Substance Abuse Statistics

29%

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29% of Pawtucket high school students use alcohol.

38%

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38% of Pawtucket high schoolers use marijuana.

9%

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9% of Pawtucket high schoolers use prescription opioids.

Pawtucket Middle School Substance Abuse Statistics

10

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10% of Pawtucket middle schoolers used alcohol.

10%

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10%of Pawtucket middle schoolers used marijuana.

3%

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3% of Pawtucket middle schoolers used prescription drugs.

Like much of adolescent substance abuse, this should be treated immediately. The longer adolescents abuse substances, the higher the percentage of substance abuse into adulthood.

Staging An Intervention

Staging an intervention is an effective way to help people struggling with drug or alcohol abuse make decisions. Interventions include family members, friends, loved ones, and an intervention specialist. Everyone aims to help the individual struggling with substance abuse to come to terms with different things. Interventions can be informal, limited to 1 or 2 people and the individual with the substance abuse disorder, or a group of 5 to 10 people and the said individual. Costs vary depending on several factors when someone is considering staging an intervention.

The purpose of the intervention is for people to communicate with compassion to the individual with the substance abuse disorder. In interventions, the specialist can guide and encourage open conversation between members in the group. Typically, the end result is for everyone to express hurtful emotions, while the individual battling the drug dependence can decide to change their life. If interventions don’t work for a loved one with a chemical use disorder, they can opt for therapy in a facility. Future patients can choose between inpatient and outpatient treatment options. Both options offer benefits and differences.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Rhode Island Area 61 3649 Post Road
Warwick, RI, 02886

College Programs

Substance Abuse Evaluation and Counseling

Providence College

1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Rhode Island School of Design

Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903-2784

Counseling Services

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903

Substance Abuse Counseling

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

700 University Blvd.
Kingsville, TX

The Counseling Center

Rhode Island College

600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

The Early Sobriety Group

Brown University

Box 1828
Providence, RI 02912

Counseling Services

Bryant University

1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917

Counseling Services

Dean College

99 Main St
Franklin, MA 02038

Counseling Center

Roger Williams University

One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

AA and NA Meetings in Pawtucket

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Rhode Island Central Service Committee 1005 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Wednesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Friday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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