Lifespan Recovery Center

A Program of Rhode Island Hospital

Accepting new clients for afternoon appointments in Providence practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

The Lifespan Recovery Center provides services to people in our community who struggle with addiction to opioids. We combine medication-assisted treatments with psychotherapies and other supports needed to succeed in recovery.

Our center offers patients a multidisciplinary, evidence-based, recovery-oriented program that meets the full spectrum of medical and social needs of individuals who have opioid use disorder. Our team works collaboratively to assess, diagnose, and provide comprehensive treatment.

Please note that patients do not need a referral to access treatment. However, the center has a referral form in case it is helpful to providers who wish to coordinate care with their program. Download the referral form here.

For questions, please call 401-606-8530. If you have trouble connecting with the Lifespan Recovery Center, please email the Zencare team at


+ What services do you offer?

The center, a program of Rhode Island Hospital, is integrated in the Lifespan healthcare system, so it is uniquely able to provide timely access to specialized medical, mental, and behavioral health services.

Recovery from opioid addiction involves multiple stages and the patient’s commitment to the process. Patients entering our program are in all stages of recovery—they may be new to treatment, have recently completed inpatient detoxification, or want to transition from another program, such as methadone.

Our team of physicians as well as PhD- and LCDP-level therapists provides a broad range of treatments including:

  • Medication (e.g. buprenorphine, injectable naltrexone)
  • Group and individual psychotherapy
  • Case management/care coordination
  • 1:1 peer support
  • Family education and support
Our center takes a comprehensive and individualized treatment approach to ensure our patients are being treated for both their substance use and other common conditions (e.g., PTSD, anxiety, depression).

+ What can I expect when entering treatment?

During your first appointment, you will undergo an intake assessment to determine whether the program will be effective for you and, if so, how it can be tailored to meet your individual needs. Following the intake appointment, you will be scheduled to meet with a physician to complete a brief physical exam and to receive the first dose of medication—as appropriate.

During the initial phase of treatment, you will have weekly appointments with your physician and therapist as we provide support to help you stabilize. Overtime, as you begin to feel more stable in your recovery, the frequency of visits may decrease. You can choose to remain as involved as you want, participating in individual therapy, group therapy, or both.

+ What is the Family Education and Support Program?

The Lifespan Recovery Center offers a Family Education and Support Program to teach family members how they can assist and support their loved one during recovery, as well as how to assure their own well-being during the stresses resulting from addiction and recovery.

The center offers a weekly family education group that aims to present accurate information about addiction, recovery, treatment, and the resulting interpersonal dynamics. There is also a family support group that provides a forum for family members to discuss issues of recovery and get support for ongoing challenges in a comfortable and nonthreatening environment. It also encourages participants to get to know other families that are affected by addiction. This program is a free service for the community. You are not required to have a family member or loved one in treatment at the Lifespan Recovery Center to access this service.


Opioid addiction recovery - Supportive care along the pathway to recovery from opioid addiction

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Treatment approaches


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid (through Tufts)
  • Medicaid (through United Health)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Therapist's note

Lifespan Recovery Center accepts Blue Cross, Tufts, Neighborhood/Beacon, United Behavioral Health, Cigna, Aetna, Tricare, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Please note that patients do not need a referral to access treatment. However, the center has a referral form in case it is helpful to providers who wish to coordinate care with their program. 

Download the referral form here.

For questions, please call 401-606-8530.

If you have trouble connecting with the Lifespan Recovery Center, please email the Zencare team at


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

200 Corliss Street

Providence, RI 02904


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