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Rhode Island Division of Veterans Affairs

The Rhode Island Division of Veterans Affairs operates the Rhode Island Veterans Home, the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery and the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs.  The Division also assists Rhode Island veterans and their families by providing information, links to resources, and referrals to community-based support services.


Lung Cancer/Mesothelioma


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Depression/ Substance Abuse/Alzheimer's/Suicide

Dare to Dream Ranch  (D2DR), a non-profit 11-acre farm in Foster, RI, was founded to provide alternative therapy programs for US Military veterans, and their families struggling with emotional challenges like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) using equine therapy, yoga, horticulture therapy, nutritional cooking, woodworking, fly tying, career coaching and more to help them be successful civilians.


Karen Dalton, Founder & Executive Vice President

12 Snagwood Road, Foster, RI 02825


  • Horses Healing Humans/Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services (VETSCT.ORG)
    "Horses Healing Humans" exists to help heal people with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy.
  • AdCare Rhode Island (American Addiction Centers/Adcare Treatment Centers)
    AdCare Rhode Island is a 59-bed inpatient alcohol and drug treatment center with a mission of providing transformational recovery experiences to individuals struggling with substance dependence.
    The state-of-the-art facility is nestled on 30 acres of peaceful New England woodland in historic North Kingstown. The campus is conveniently located just minutes away from both the airport and downtown Providence. AdCare RI is also located close to pristine beaches and recreational areas for outdoor, therapeutic opportunities. The newly renovated facility is outfitted with semi-private rooms with private baths, fitness center, basketball courts, and many other amenities.
  • Clinical Services of Rhode Island, Portsmouth Facility
    Clinical Services of Rhode Island (SCRI) provides outpatient rehab and addiction treatment services that embody a "big picture" approach to substance abuse treatment, addressing the client's lifestyle and environmental factors contributing to the addiction.
  • Health and Nutrition Guide
    The foods you eat, and how physically active and healthy you are as a veteran play a role in every aspect of your life. Making good exercise and food choices can help you feel your best not only physically, but also mentally.
  • Matthew Patton Foundation
    Their mission is to solve mental health issues identified by active-duty and Veteran Service members and their families to better serve their needs and prevent negative consequences such as suicide.
  • Memory Care Resources for Veterans
  • National Center for PTSD
  • The Currahee Project "Currahee" is a Native American term that means, "We stand alone, together."
    The Military trains us to go to war; No one trains us to come home. Just because we are home does not mean we are alone. Our fellow soldiers are still here to have our "6".
    We, at The Currahee Project, are here to help you get the information you need, so you can be taken care of when you come home. The purpose of the project is to help fellow veterans and service members get the services, as well as the vital information they need to reintegrate into civilian life. 
    Our organization is completely volunteer and donation based, which means we believe in our cause and that the success of our fellow Veterans is payment enough for a job well done. W stand against Veteran Homelessness and for Veteran Suicide Awareness.
  • What is PTSD?  Insight from SingleCare Team

Substance Abuse

  • Abbeycare Addiction Treatment & Recovery  Although these facilities are in the United Kingdom, this website has wonderful information on alcohol and drug abuse. 
  • Additional Treatment Centers (Listing by Location)
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction, Treatment and Rehab
  • Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG)
    Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG) is dedicated to helping people overcome alcoholism and achieve long-term sobriety.  Our team is made up of individuals who have personal experience with alcohol addiction, and understand the importance of delivering top-notch resources and information.  That was our inspiration. ARG aims to educate people on the dangers of alcohol addiction and guide them or their loved one into a treatment program.
  • Alcoholism in Veterans (REHABSPOT)
    After returning from service, many veterans struggle with job placement, financial stability, and familial support, which can trigger depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and irritability, in turn, depression, PTSD, and irritability make it more difficult to find and maintain a job and achieve financial stability and familial support creating a vicious cycle.  These debilitating curcunstances directly impact a veteran's life choices and wellbeing, leaving some to self-medicate with alcohol.
  • American Addiction Centers Veterans Resources
  • Best Low Cost Rehabs
  • Choosing the right rehab facility
  • Detox Local
    Providing mental health and substance use resources for the American Asian and Pacific Islander Community.
  • Granite Recovery Centers:  Addiction Treatment for Veterans
  •  Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction, Treatment and Rehab
  • The Herren Project
    The Herren Project (THP) was founded in 2011 by former professional basketball palyer.  Chris Herren, with the goal of helping others navigate the road to recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  THP has since helped thousands of individuals and their families with recovery navigation and support services as well brought awareness to the disease of addiction and initiatives focused on substance use prevention education.
  • Herren Wellness 
    Our focus is to guide guests through a process of self-discovery,  help them uncover why they turn to unhealthy behaviors or substances, and give them the tools they need to live healthy, authentic, and substance free lives.
  • Live Another Day
    Providing extensive information on available resources
  • Methamphetamine Addiction
  • Methamphetamine Addiction, Treatment and Rehab
  • The Recovery Village Palm Beach  Assistance for our Veterans because they sacrifice their health and well-being to protect the safety and freedoms of the American people.
  • The Recovery Village
    They volunteered their time and service to our country. They sacrificed their comfort and peace of mind. “They” are the veterans of the United States military. Many men and women retire from the military with memories they wish they didn’t have. For many of them, these plaguing thoughts have the power to wreak havoc on their lives and those of their loved ones. In many cases, veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a result of various mental disorders associated with these thoughts, especially PTSD. Luckily, there are resources available to help.
  • PREVENTS amied at reducing service member and veteran suicide
  • Veterans and Addiction
    Many men and women who are serving or have served in the United States military struggle with addiction.
    Veterans who have seen combat may have co-occurring disorders, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to an addiction.
    "Traumatic events such as combat exposure and multiple deployments can trigger drug or alcohol use, which all too often lead to addiction."



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