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Butler Hospital
Butler Hospital
Substance Abuse Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit
The Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Unit provides treatment for adults who are actively addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs such as opiates. Detoxification with intensive medical supervision is provided for people who do not have the support to detoxify on an outpatient basis.
Naloxone (Narcan) Announcement: Death from a drug overdose can be prevented through the use of Naloxone, a drug administered to counteract the effects of opioids. For patients who have received a Naloxone kit at Butler Hospital and for anyone in the community who is, or knows someone who is, at risk for an overdose, please view the Naloxone education page for refresher information on administering Narcan and for information on how to receive a Narcan kit at your local Walgreens Pharmacy in Rhode Island.



During Your Stay
Treatment programs and activities take place on the unit daily. These include:
  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous support groups.
  • Patient/family education and support groups.
  • Recovery and coping skills groups.
  • Medication and illness education groups.
  • Spirituality groups.
  • Daily activity and exercise groups.
  • Daily community meetings.

Treatment team members are available to talk with you at any time to provide support and personal assistance.


Family Involvement
Your family’s involvement and others who play a significant role in your life, is encouraged. They can be very important to the success of your treatment and recovery. However, no contact with your family or others will be made without your signed consent.

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about the Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Unit.

Meeting the Needs of Patients
It is not uncommon for people who struggle with addictions to have an underlying psychiatric illness, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or post traumatic stress disorder. The Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit at Butler is designed to meet both the needs
of patients with significant active substance dependency and those who
may also need help with other psychiatric illnesses.

Struggling With Depression, Alcohol
Patient Story: Kathy
It was not the physical injuries that “sowed the seeds” of her depression and eventual alcoholism, but the psychological scars caused by many years of isolation in and out of hospitals.
» Read this patient story

All American Guy Overcomes Addiction
Patient Story: Tom
After years of struggling with addiction, Tom Coderre is now in long-term recovery and working as an advocate so that other people can get the help they need to recover. It wasn’t always easy though. At the beginning of recovery, Tom said, “I was so ashamed of myself.”
» Read this patient story
  Other Alcohol & Drug Services
The Alcohol and Drug Partial Hospital/Day Hospital Program combines comprehensive treatment with a patient’s life at home and in the community.    

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How to Contact Us
The Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit is located in the Delmonico Inpatient Building, Unit 1A.

Emergency, evaluations, admissions
(401) 455-6214 or (401) 455-6215

Unit telephone
(401) 455-6385

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