Facility Highlights and Services
American Addiction Centers (AAC), a leading provider of addiction treatment services across the U.S. AAC works to make treatment accessible for everyone and offers free verification of insurance plan benefits to help you determine anticipated costs and coverage.
AAC accepts many insurance plans and can work with you on a manageable payment plan. Simply fill out the form below or call our admissions navigators to begin.
AdCare Rhode Island’s outpatient facility believes that recovery will often take different forms for different people. Hence, from day one, patients will be given a treatment plan that’s unique to them, and will have the options of participating in a variety of specialized courses, ranging from trauma-specific tracks to LGBTQI group to AcuDetox.
Chronic Medical Conditions & Physical Challenges
AdCare Rhode Island is equipped to care for medically compromised patients, although patients with chronic or acute medical conditions are accepted on a case-by case basis. Patients with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, seizures, or other managed conditions are typically accepted. Every unit has ADA-compliant, handicap rooms available and everything is wheelchair-accessible. If the patient is not ambulatory they need to have their own device to get around, although the facility does have wheelchairs available for emergencies.
AdCare has a strong open door visitation policy and encourages families and friends to be present and involved in their loved one’s recovery. AdCare Rhode Island also has a plethora of seminars, classes, and even group counseling sessions that families can participate in. Children can be accommodated.
Our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, therapists, treatment assistants, and a doctor of acupuncture. Patients meet with a clinician within the first 24 hours of admission. Therapists are all either working towards licensure or already licensed by the state, including licensed chemical dependency professionals (LCDPs), licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), and masters-level licensed clinical social workers. All of our staff are trained and able to deliver addiction treatment. Some of their specialties include trauma-informed therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and AcuDetox.
We are in the process of training and growing a competent LGBTQI program. We are also working toward increasing the diversity of staff as we expand and develop.
Fred A. Trapassi, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island Operations
Fred A. Trapassi, Jr., began his career with Phoenix House in May of 2000 as Program Director for adolescent residential treatment services at Phoenix House Academy, Wallum Lake. In 2007 he was promoted to Vice President and Senior Program Director for Rhode Island Operations, with direct oversight of 11 programs throughout the state. Trapassi recently received the 2015 Rhode Island Labor Assistance Professionals Award for providing help and compassionate care to members of the associated unions and their families. Trapassi has also received the prestigious Jefferson Award for public service to a local community, the Nyswander Dole (Marie) Award for treatment advocacy, and the Brown University Howard K. Swearer Award for his work as a VISTA volunteer and street outreach worker, addressing the needs of runaway youth and the homeless from 1986 to 2000.
Jessica Elliott, MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP, Director of Quality Assurance and OP Services
Jessica Elliott is a graduate of Rhode Island College with degrees in Psychology and Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies. She holds a master’s degree from Salve Regina University in Holistic Therapy and received her CAGS in Mental Health in 2013. Elliott is certified as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, Expressive and Creative Arts Facilitator, Motivational Interviewing Facilitator, and Yoga Instructor. She has worked in the field as a clinician since 2005. Prior to joining the AdCare team, Elliott held various clinical leadership positions for a large behavioral health organization. As Clinical Director, she is now providing patient care as well as training and clinical oversight to our staff.
Michael Coburn, MD, ABAM, Medical Director
AdCare Rhode Island’s medical director graduated from the Dartmouth – Brown Program in Medicine in 1988, completed a surgical residency program in 1995, published numerous articles in prestigious surgical journals, and presented at many national and international surgical meetings. He established a successful private practice as a general, vascular, and bariatric surgeon for 22 years. While a staff surgeon, served as the local liaison to the American Cancer Society, headed the Cancer Committee and Tumor Board for 10 years, and established the hospital’s Bariatric Program. In 2014 completed a 2-year apprenticeship in Addiction Medicine and passed the American Addiction Medicine Boards. Served as the Medical Director of 2 methadone clinics for 5 years and became the Medical Director at Adcare RI on January 1, 2016. Presently an active member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Rhode Island Medical Society, and Rhode Island Society of Addiction Medicine.
Kimberly Ploettner, Clinical Director
Kimberly Ploettner has over 15 years experience in providing addiction and mental health services in the Rhode Island community. Most recently, she spent ten years at The Providence Center. The last six of those years, Kim was the Program Manager for Women’s Roads to Recovery ; which is a twenty-two bed female substance abuse residential program.
Additionally, Kim has an established Private Practice, specializing in addiction and trauma since 2017. Kim also enjoys volunteering for different organizations throughout RI.
- Post University Graduated May 2014 – Master’s of Science in Human Services
- Concentration in Clinical Counseling
- Concentration in Forensic Mental Health
- Rhode Island College Graduated August 2005
- Bachelors of Arts in Social Work
- Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
- Concentration in Chemical Dependency and Addiction
- Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Rhode Island Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
- Rhode Island Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (LCDCS)
- Rhode Island Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP)
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
- Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
- Qualified professional test HepC and HIV (QTPC)
- DLA-20 Instructor Certification
- Rhode Island Peer Review Board
- Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Licensing Board
- RI Mental Health Association
- RC IC
- International Association of Trauma Professionals
The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care AdCare Rhode Island is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at AdCare, including high acuity medical detox.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) All facilities in the AdCare, Rhode Island network are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation means patients can trust the outpatient locations meet or exceed internationally accepted standards for the highest quality services.
- Coronavirus Testing
- Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
- Safe Medical Detox
- Addiction Focused Healthcare
- Inpatient Residential
- PHP / Day Treatment
- IOP / Intensive Outpatient
- Telehealth Addiction Treatment
- Outpatient Therapy
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Our Programs and Services
Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
Safe Medical Detox
Addiction Focused Healthcare
PHP / Day Treatment
IOP / Intensive Outpatient
Telehealth Addiction Treatment
First Responders Services
Impaired Professionals Program
Chronic Mental Illness Treatment
Christian Recovery Program
Proven Addiction Therapies
Faith-based Recovery Program
SMART Recovery / Other Secular Groups
Art and/or Music Activities
Stress Management & Mindfulness
Sober Housing Available