Looking for a detox or rehab center near you in Bristol, Rhode Island? Browse the listings below to find the best addiction treatment center for you.
Bristol is a town and seaport located on the far eastern side of Rhode Island. As the seat of Bristol County, the town of Bristol faces problems with substance misuse and addiction like everywhere else in the Ocean State.
Opioid misuse and addiction have been a consistent public health concern in Bristol for many years. In 2015, a total of 7 people in Bristol died from a drug overdose, though there were fewer than 5 deaths in Bristol every year between 2016 and 2019.1
In 2021, there were 13 opioid overdose-related cases in Bristol attended by emergency medical services—5 of which were fatalities that affected local residents.2 In mid-March 2022, the Rhode Island Department of Health issued an opioid overdose alert for Bristol and several other nearby towns, as they met the threshold for visits to emergency department rooms related to drug overdoses.3 In Bristol, the weekly threshold for opioid overdoses is set to 1.3
Thirteen addiction recovery centers near Bristol in the towns of Fall River, Swansea, and Warwick.4 Rhode Island is home to 52 recovery facilities, though Bristol residents may prefer seeking treatment at facilities in nearby Massachusetts for matters of convenience.
Three of the 13 facilities near Bristol offer drug and alcohol detoxification services.4 Outpatient rehab is offered at 8 facilities, residential rehab at 6 facilities, and sober living quarters at 4 facilities.4
Dual diagnosis therapy for people with co-occurring mental health disorders is available at 12 facilities.4 Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder using methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine is available at 7 facilities.4 Additionally, people in Bristol who need treatment for opioid addiction have the option of visiting 1 of 4 buprenorphine practitioners within 5 miles who are licensed to prescribe this medication in an outpatient setting.5
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are some of the many drug and alcohol support groups in and near Bristol that can help people achieve long-term sobriety from these substances. Groups like AA and NA give members a safe space in which to talk freely with one another about their substance use disorders and offer emotional support that helps their peers refrain from drug and alcohol use.6
Five AA groups meet in Bristol every night between Sunday and Thursday.7 These meetings take place at 65 Ferry Road, 378 Hope Street, and 330 Wood Street.7 Bristol residents who are interested in attending other AA meetings can venture north to Warren, where there are several more meetings—including online meetings.7 An updated schedule of AA meetings in and near Bristol is available on the official website for Rhode Island Alcoholics Anonymous.7
One NA group meets near Bristol in Warren at 31 Railroad Avenue on Monday evenings.8 In total, 33 NA groups meet within 10 miles of Bristol—some of which are also held virtually for those who wish to receive community support from the comfort of their homes.8 An updated schedule of NA meetings near Bristol is posted on the official NA website.8