Welcome to CODAC

With over 40 years of experience providing treatment for and recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) and other behavioral health challenges, our 7 community-based Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) are ready to help someone you care about start (or resume) treatment—as soon as 24 hours after first contact.

The most important thing to know is that every CODAC site has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the State of Rhode Island, which means that:

  • We have met or exceeded the highest standards of care established by state and federal agencies
  • We can begin treatment within 48 hours from the time of your first contact, creating a personalized treatment plan and stabilizing you on medication
  • We must be able to provide at least 2 of the 3 FDA approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder: methadone, buprenorphine (SuboxoneTM, SubutexTM), oral naltrexone, and depot naltrexone (VivitrolTM).

CODAC is the only provider agency in RI authorized to offer all three of these medications, which are available at six of our seven OTP programs (our newest site at Eleanor Slater offers buprenorphine and depot/oral naltrexone).

What you can expect at CODAC’s OTPs:

  • Intake and assessment within 24 hours of provider or self-referral
  • Initiation of medication assisted treatment, if indicated, within 48 hours of first contact
  • Access to all three FDA approved medications, prescribed according to assessed needs
  • Psychiatric services, offering both on-site psychological and mental health evaluation and treatment, as well as assessment for referral to a community provider
  • Fentanyl education and overdose prevention training, with access to Naloxone
  • Education and support for family members and loved ones that includes Naloxone training and fentanyl education
  • Enhanced, “whole person” health and wellness programs: acupuncture, therapeutic journaling, yoga
  • Pain management programs and alternative approaches to treating pain
  • Tobacco cessation programs provided by nationally certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists
  • Programs for gambling disorder
  • Rapid Hepatitis C testing, with case management, treatment, and/or referral s
  • Special services for pregnant women and new mothers
  • Counseling for DUI and other criminal justice referrals, including: Probation and Parole; Drug Court, Juvenile and Family Court
  • Evaluations and treatment required for Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF-involved families)
  • Treatment, reentry services, and recovery support for Department of Corrections referrals
  • Peer recovery support programs, including Peer Support Specialist training opportunities for individuals already in recovery
  • Comprehensive and compassionate care from our licensed and certified counseling and medical staff

CODAC is a nationally recognized leader in adopting and creating programs that reflect the newest evidence based approaches to treatment, as well as the changing needs of our patients. All seven CODAC sites offer onsite psychiatric and mental health services, trauma-informed care, specialized counseling groups for specific patient populations (e.g., pregnant/postpartum women, individuals involved with the criminal justice system, and patients coping with PTSD).

CODAC is committed to an approach that provides person-centered care that addresses the health and wellness of the “whole person.” We believe that substance use disorder impacts other behaviors, and vice versa. In order to meet patients where they are, CODAC clinicians receive specialized training in areas such as nutrition and addiction, trauma and PTSD, methadone and pregnancy, developmental disabilities, which enables us to provide targeted support for patients with specific needs. In addition to individual counseling, CODAC offers an array of group counseling options, including life skills; relapse prevention; early recovery; substance use disorder awareness; conflict resolution; wellness; and overdose prevention.

A focus on whole person health can also mean the coordination of services and with primary care doctors or other providers. When appropriate, CODAC’s administrative, medical and clinical staff can communicate directly with your loved one’s medical and/or mental health doctors, and can also help with referrals to community providers for specific health needs that have not yet been addressed.

At CODAC , we have always viewed addiction as a family disease that affects everyone who cares about or is closely involved with the person confronting addiction. CODAC further believes that the support of family and friends is critical for successful long-term recovery—yet, we know that it can be difficult to know how to provide that support. CODAC offers education and other programs to families and close friends, helping them understand the process of recovery from opioid addiction and offering information on ways they can help. These resources are available throughout your loved one’s treatment/recovery—for as long as you need them.

In 2013, CODAC became the first certified Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) in the United States to attain Health Home status. Health Homes provide expanded service to Medicaid patients, including linkages to community healthcare providers, help in arranging opportunities for housing, education and employment, and other wraparound services.

CODAC’s office and billing staff are trained to help patients evaluate their personal insurance needs and can assist in identifying and accessing the most effective and the most efficient path through the insurance system. Finding the right plan allows your loved one 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.

A long history of strong community partnerships, provider collaborations, and agency affiliations has allowed CODAC to achieve continuity in communications and the establishment of a seamless support system of wraparound services CODAC has been awarded ongoing national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), with specialized accreditations for Medication Assisted Treatment, General Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Adolescent and Family services, and Department of Justice referrals. CODAC is proud to have received separate commendations from CARF for maintaining the highest standards of care and for national leadership in tobacco cessation.

CODAC will create individualized treatment and recovery plans that integrate family and friends to the extent that they are comfortable and able. We are always here to help you help your loved one along the path to recovery.