Rhode Island Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts (RICARES) is a non-profit recovery community organization (RCO) that organizes and mobilizes the more than 80,000 Rhode Islanders in recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, and our families, friends and allies, to ensure that every Rhode Islander impacted by a substance use problem has the resources and services they need to recover and succeed, to live self-directed lives, and to reach their full potential.
We envision vibrant and diverse recovery communities that champion Rhode Islanders from any background at every stage of their unique recovery pathways.
Recovery coaches are available for one-on-one support for community members with active addictions or in recovery from substance misuse and co-occurring behavioral health disorders. Recovery coaches are not therapists. Recovery coaches are trained in the art of recovery coaching and will partner with recoverees on an individual recovery wellness plan.
In the late 1990s, mobilization of individuals and families in recovery began grassroots recovery community organizations. Advocacy can take many forms with a wide array of ideas and strategies. Advocating for people in recovery can include coordinating needed resources to significant local, state, and national policy changes. We’d love for you to join us in this effort.
RICARES believes that safe and affordable housing is a crucial piece of Recovery Support Services. We are working with recovery houses in Rhode Island to certify houses to meet the national standard of recovery housing certification. We hope to turn the tide and make recovery housing in Rhode Island a supportive option that enhances recovery capital.
Join a movement of individuals who care about folks struggling with substance use and co-occuring behavioral health disorders. Join our mail list for more information about upcoming training programs and events.