CODAC East Bay
850 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914
More About CODAC East Bay
CODAC East Bay, serving East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Pawtucket and surrounding areas, treats more than 350 patients weekly. Programs include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), intensified treatment programs (IOP), general outpatient treatment (GO) for alcohol and other substance use, behavioral healthcare services, tobacco cessation programs, and services for gambling addiction.
CODAC East Bay, along with all other CODAC locations, has been awarded the designation of Center of Excellence (COE) for the treatment of opioid use disorder. As a designated COE, they have met or exceeded the highest standards of care (as determined by RI state agencies), are able to provide expedited access to treatment, and offer at least two of the three FDA approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (methadone, buprenorphine (SuboxoneTM, SubutexTM) and oral and depot naltrexone (VivitrolTM). CODAC sites are currently the only providers in RI authorized to dispense all three of these medications.
In addition to individual counseling, CODAC East Bay offers a rich and comprehensive selection of group counseling opportunities, including groups for pre- and post-partum women; early recovery patients; co-occurring patients; DUI referrals; tobacco cessation and problem gambling patients; anger management referrals; and groups for adolescents. Offerings change over time to reflect shifting patient needs and interests.
Clinicians at CODAC East Bay receive specialized training to develop expertise in issues that may complicate recovery—e.g., mental health/co-occurring disorders, PTSD and trauma (utilizing EMDR), developmental disabilities, pregnancy, health challenges across the lifespan—which gives CODAC the ability to provide targeted support for patients with specific needs. CODAC East Bay has been one of the agency’s leaders in adopting new and innovative evidence based programs. In recent years, it has been the pilot site for CODAC’s mental health, tobacco, nutrition and acupuncture programs. In response to the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, CODAC East Bay, along with CODAC’s other sites, has implemented a Naloxone education program and makes Naloxone kits available to patients, families and friends.
CODAC is committed to idea that addiction is a family disease—affecting everyone who cares about or is closely involved with the individual experiencing substance use disorder. CODAC further believes that the support of family and friends are critical elements in successful long-term recovery. However, loved ones are often uncertain about how to provide that support. CODAC offers education and support programs for families and close friends, helping them understand some of the things to expect and why these things may be happening. More importantly, we are able to provide resources to help loved ones through the recovery process. These programs are available to patients and their families along the recovery continuum, for as long as they need them.
CODAC’s approach to treatment and recovery emphasizes provision of care that acknowledges “whole person” health and wellness. This often means the coordination of care with patients’ primary care or specialty providers. CODAC’s administrative, medical and clinical staff, as well as our Health Home teams, communicate directly with these providers, or make referrals for treatment to address specific health needs that have not yet been addressed.
The CODAC East Bay Health Home team, along with office and billing staff, are trained to help individuals evaluate their personal insurance needs and to assist in identifying and accessing the most effective and the most efficient path through the system. Finding the right plan allows patients to begin their assessment, treatment and recovery process as soon as possible. CODAC accepts Medicaid and Ritecare, as well as most forms of commercial insurance including: United Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plans, Tufts and Blue Cross.
CODAC East Bay is proud of the high regard in which its staff is held by colleagues and other community stake-holders. East Bay has developed strong collaborative relationships with the criminal justice system, including (DCYF), Drug Courts, Probation and Parole, and local law enforcement. CODAC East Bay has become an important part of the community’s health and safety infrastructure, sitting on councils, boards and task forces and participating in community events. With strong roots in the community, CODAC East Bay helps ensure that there is an infrastructure in place that supports our patients and their recovery.