Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, and Vivitrol

Allow our courteous, prompt and professional staff to assist you in your journey to an addiction free life. Substance Abuse can be cured!

We Welcome All Rhode Island Insurances, Including State-Specific Plans

No need for dealing with scheduling and long substance abuse counselling sessions!

We are the only Suboxone clinic in Providence Rhode Island to offer reSET-O® an FDA approved program that allows you to perform online reading at the time and duration that you choose, which allows you to forgo speaking with a Substance Abuse counselor. Of course, if preferred, we have an excellent list of Substance abuse counselors as referral who all take medical insurance and offer over the phone sessions. Learn More About reSET-O®

How it Works

It’s as simple as 1-2-3


Start by selecting an appointment date. We are open Monday through Friday for your convenience. For expediency, pre-registration forms will be emailed to you. After that there will be a quick and easy check-in process and you will be seen by one of our qualified practitioners properly, in a private room


A brief evaluation will be performed by a board certified, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified practitioner. A urine drug screen will be obtained. This will be entered electronically in our system, allowing patients to access the records and results.


A prescription will be electronically sent to your preferred pharmacy and will typically be available for you to pick up as soon as you leave the office. We will schedule your follow up, which will include options for telemedicine for Suboxone treatment.

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We are dedicated towards helping you remain addiction free

Learn About our Team

Our facility is run by a board certified, SAMHSA trained physician, who has 17 years of experience managing addiction and withdrawal on an emergent and non-emergent basis. He is accompanied by a team of practitioners with years of experience in addiction medicine.

Our team follows the strict guidelines put in place by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( and all of our practitioners are licensed to prescribe medication to aid in Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) such as Suboxone. We strive to provide compassionate, professional, and prompt service with your confidentiality in mind.

Additionally, we provide substance abuse counselors by referral. We only refer to highly trained, compassionate counselors who can accommodate your schedule. We offer emergency calls directly to a provider not an answering service.

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Efficacy of Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is the main component of SUBOXONE®

In a Swedish study, 40 individuals who met the DSM-IV criteria for opiate dependence for at least one year were treated with buprenorphine. Along with counseling, individuals given buprenorphine doses had a 75% rate or testing negative on urine screens for opiates (as well as other illicit drugs), compared to 0% for individuals administered placebos. The Lancet, J. Kakko, et al., 2003.

In a study consisting of 300 participants, quality of life was measured for those who remained in buprenorphine treatment and compared to those who had left treatment. According to quality of life scales (consisting of psychological and environmental metrics), those who had stayed in treatment scored significantly higher. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, S.G. Mitchell, et al., 2015.

According to 2017 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines, buprenorphine is the treatment of choice for opioid-dependent women in pregnancy and is safer than methadone or medical withdrawal. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, August 2017, as reviewed by J.R. Valender, 2018


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a mobile medical application (app) to help increase retention (the amount of time a patient participates) in an outpatient treatment program for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

The reSET-O® app is a prescription cognitive behavioral therapy intended to be used in addition to outpatient treatment under the care of a health care professional, in conjunction with treatment that includes buprenorphine and contingency management. Contingency management is a behavior modification intervention that establishes a connection between new, targeted behavior and the opportunity to obtain a desired reward.

The reSET-O® is an app that can be downloaded directly to a patient’s mobile device after they receive a prescription to do so from their doctor. It is intended to be used while participating in an outpatient OUD treatment program. It can serve as a training, monitoring and reminder tool for health care providers and patients in maintaining an outpatient treatment program. It includes a compliance reward system– such as earning special icons on a prize wheel within the app.

Oceanside Suboxone headed by Dr. Shawn Howland has been trained in the use and implementation of this mobile application. The reSET-O® app has not been shown to decrease illicit drug use or improve abstinence in patients with OUD. With Dr. Howland’s assistance, patients can download the reSET-O® app through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on their smartphone or tablet. An access code is given to them at the time of prescription.

reSET-O® is typically paid for by fully insured health plans and self-insured employers as either a pharmacy benefit or a medical benefit. Co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles may apply.

reSET-O ® is not intended to be used as a stand-alone therapy for substance use disorder (SUD). reSET does not replace care by a licensed medical practitioner and is not intended to reduce the amount of face-to-face clinician time. reSET-O ® does not represent a substitution for a patient’s medication. Patients should continue to take their medications as directed by their healthcare provider.

For more information on how reSET-O® can help increase retention of patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in outpatient treatment by providing cognitive behavioral therapy, as an adjunct to outpatient treatment that includes transmucosal buprenorphine and contingency management, for patients 18 years or older who are currently under the supervision of a clinician, contact Dr. Shawn Howland at Oceanside Suboxone Treatment located in Providence, Rhode Island.