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Suboxone Treatment Clinic

758 Eddy Street

Suite 300
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Fax: 401-270-1522


Tue – Wed – Thur 9 AM – 7 PM
Mon – Fri – Sat – Sun Closed

For many insurance plans most costs are covered based on your deductible, copay and medical necessity.

Substance Abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. “Substances” can include alcohol and other drugs (illegal or not) as well as some substances that are not drugs at all.

“Abuse” can result because you are using a substance in a way that is not intended or recommended, or because you are using more than prescribed. To be clear, someone can use substances and not be addicted or even have a substance use disorder, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

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Society Pays a Price for Substance Abuse

When it comes to illegal substances, society has determined that its use is harmful and has placed legal prohibitions on its use.

This is to both protect individuals’ well being and shield society from the costs involved with related healthcare resources, lost productivity, the spread of diseases, crime, and homelessness (although the impact of criminalizing this use has been open to considerable controversy).

Substance (drug) dependence

Substance dependence is the medical term used to describe abuse of drugs or alcohol that continues even when significant problems related to their use have developed. Signs of dependence include:

  • Tolerance to or need for increased amounts of the drug to get an effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms that happen if you decrease or stop using the drug that you find difficult to cut down or quit
  • Spending a lot of time to get, use, and recover from the effects of using drugs
  • Withdrawal from social and recreational activities
  • Continued use of the drug even though you are aware of the physical, psychological, and family or social problems that are caused by your ongoing drug abuse

For any questions about our service fees, co-pays, bills, or any other payment issues, call our medical insurance verification specialist, Ashli Labbe, at 973-839-1003, Extension 1009.