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AdCare Treatment Hospital (MA)

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center in Worcester, Massachusetts

107 Lincoln Street Worcester, MA 01605
AdCare Hospital is the only hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts that has specifically treat substance abuse issues for over 45 years. Call our 24/7 helpline today for free and confidential guidance.
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Facility Highlights and Services

Facility Highlights
Facility Highlights

AdCare Treatment Hospital has provided patients with revolutionizing substance abuse treatment for over 45 years. Upon first acquiring AdCare systems, AAC cultivated a cohesive, comprehensive and continuous system of care at multiple locations throughout southern New England. AdCare Treatment Hospital accepts Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurance and private pay patients. With an expert staff that’s equipped to handle a variety of of medical challenges, AdCare is proud to offer you an ideal first step on the road to recovery.

AdCare Hospital in Worcester, MA locations include:

  • 107 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA
  • 95 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA
  • 88 Faunce Corner Rd., Dartmouth, MA
  • 14 Beacon St., Boston, MA
  • 117 Park Ave., W. Springfield, MA
  • 1419 Hancock St., Quincy, MA
  • 400 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI


AdCare Treatment Hospital Highlights:

  • Care is focused on 5 pillars: biological, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual components of addiction.
  • Multiple locations for varying levels of care, ranging from detoxification to residential treatment.
  • Various specialized and effective individual and group therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, yoga, meditation, Pilates, and tai chi.
  • Specialized treatment tracks for veterans, LGBTQ, those with co-occurring disorders, and licensed professionals.
  • Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment: AdCare’s clinicians treat various co-occurring mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. AdCare can also treat some chronic medical conditions. Presently, we can accommodate those who struggle with co-occurring cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions that require oxygen, and those whose are restricted to a wheelchair.
  • Safe environment: AdCare hospital is accessible only by keycard, so you can rest easy knowing that anybody inside the building is either an employee or cleared by our security team. AdCare Hospital is dedicated to providing an environment safe from complications, whether physical or medical.

In addition, AdCare has multiple outpatient locations:

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Paying for Treatment
Paying for Treatment

American Addiction Centers (AAC), a leading provider of addiction treatment services across the U.S. AAC works to make treatment accessible for everyone and offers free verification of insurance plan benefits to help you determine anticipated costs and coverage.

AAC accepts many insurance plans and can work with you on a manageable payment plan. Simply fill out the form below or call our admissions navigators to begin.

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AdCare Treatment Hospital provides a variety of services to our patients struggling with addiction, including (but not limited to):

  • Individual Therapy Patients that participate in our daily treatment programs increase their understanding of addiction and themselves through individual therapy sessions. AdCare Treatment Hospital offers individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) sessions, and motivational interviewing (MI).
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) AdCare Treatment Hospital utilizes Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) alongside behavioral therapy to treat people suffering from substance use disorders. MAT may sometimes also be used to simultaneously manage pain.
  • Specialized Treatment Tracks AdCare Treatment Hospital offers specialty treatment tracks for veterans, patients with co-occurring disorders, and more.
  • Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorder Treatment Through medication and therapy, clinicians at AdCare can treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders that may be contributing to their addiction.
  • Veteran’s Affair Community Care Partner AdCare Treatment Hospital is a VA Community Care Partner, meaning that our treatment is typically covered by the VA. We work 1-on-1 with veterans assigned by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Local VA.
  • Family Support and Therapy Therapists at AdCare Treatment Hospital hold and facilitate family therapy sessions for patients who prefer a family-integrated treatment approach. Additional family programming is available every first and third Saturday of the month, and families can visit patients on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Group Therapy Group therapy sessions at AdCare Treatment Hospital separate patients by gender to allow for the utmost comfortability. Group therapy sessions generally last one hour and may occur multiple times a week in addition to other classes and activities. These sessions may address grief, cravings, coping skills, and more.
  • Psychoeducational, Supportive, Expressive, & Alternative Therapies (Optional) AdCare offers a wide variety of alternative therapies, such as experiential therapy, 12-step meetings, art therapy, yoga, and meditation. These therapies can aid in creating a well-rounded care experience for all patients.
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What to Expect
What to Expect

Prospective Patients

AdCare Treatment Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts boasts three co-ed detox units, two with 26 beds and one with 24 beds, for a total of 76 detox beds. A client’s average stay in detox ranges from 5 days to a week, depending on the severity of the withdrawal symptoms and the substances they used. We provide 34 beds for our inpatient rehabilitation program.


Prior to admission, patients may complete an intake assessment over the phone. This will help their designated doctor and clinical team understand the patient’s substance abuse, medical conditions, psychiatric conditions, past treatment episodes and current medications. On the first full day they will meet with a counselor for an assessment.


Clinical staff bring meals to detoxification patients in their rooms. Rehab patients, on the other hand, go the cafeteria for their meals. Patients have meal options and the hospital can accommodate dietary restrictions. There is also a dietitian on staff.

Housing details

Housing consists of 3 co-ed detox units. There are 2 people per room, and 2 rooms share a connected bathroom. Laundry machines are available on-site and daily housekeeping is provided.


Cellphones are not allowed and are locked up upon admission to AdCare Treatment Hospital. Computers, iPads or tablets, iPods, MP3 players or radios are also prohibited.

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Family Visits
Family Visits


Individual family therapy sessions are arranged through patients’ designated therapist. Family therapy sessions help family members learn more about addiction and assist the family in addressing individual concerns as the patient prepares for discharge.

Family and Friends Support Group AdCare Hospital hosts a Friends and Family Night every Thursday for anyone with a loved one in treatment at AdCare Hospital. Friends and Family Night at AdCare Treatment Hospital exists for all loved ones of those in our care who would like to become more educated on the disease of addiction and receive support from other family members in similar positions. Facilitated by an experienced professional, this group is also open to the community. Meetings offer ongoing, therapeutic support in a group-mentoring setting.

Visiting Your Loved One

Individual family sessions may be arranged through the patient’s counselor. A Family Educational Program is also available for family members of patients in detox or rehab treatment, and is held every Saturday at 10 a.m. The family members participate in an hour-and-a-half educational session, followed by visiting and lunch from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. A family wrap-up is available for those with loved ones in rehab only.

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AdCare’s staff is comprised of the region’s most highly qualified physicians, nurses, clinicians, nurse practitioners, counselors, case managers, and placement professionals. Approximately 50% of AdCare Hospital’s direct patient care staff is in recovery themselves. AdCare Hospital has a counselor-to-patient ratio of 1:8 for optimal individualized patient care. AdCare is LGBTQI welcoming and has ASL and bilingual staff.

Our team is a great mix of physician, psychiatrist, NPs, RNs, LPNs, LCSW, MA, LCDP, PCDP, TAs nutritionist, acupuncturists, and recovery coaches.

Dr. Patrice M. Muchowski, Sr. VP of Clinical Services

Dr. Patrice M. Muchowski, Sr. Vice President of Clinical Services since 2018 and Vice President of Clinical Services since 1988, is also an associate in the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and a clinical instructor in Harvard University’s Department of Psychology. Dr. Muchowski holds a doctor of science degree and a master of science degree from Boston University, in addition to the following professional certifications: National Certified Addiction Counselor (NAADAC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), and Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders (APA).

Susan B. Hillis, LICSW, CADC-II, LADC-I, Vice President of Clinical Services

Susan B. Hillis, LICSW, CADC-II, LADC-I, has served as Treatment Director since 2006. Prior to being named Treatment Director, she was Director of Rehabilitation Services at AdCare Hospital and Director of AdCare Outpatient Services offices in Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Hillis received the Massachusetts Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors 2015 Robert Logue President’s Award for her support of MAADAC membership and her dedication to substance use treatment, recovery, and professional credentialing in Massachusetts. A former Board Member and Chair of the Massachusetts Professional Recovery System (MPRS), she currently oversees clinical practicums for students in the Addiction Counselor Education (ACE) Program at AdCare, and provides clinical supervision for students in MSW Programs at a number of schools. Ms. Hillis presents frequently on substance-use related topics locally, regionally, and nationally. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Boston College, and an undergraduate degree in music therapy from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.

Mohammad Alhabbal, MD, Medical Director

Mohammad Alhabbal, MD, Medical Director, is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), as well as a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). A graduate of the Damascus University Medical School in Damascus, Syria, Dr. Alhabbal completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Hospitalist Division. Dr. Alhabbal is also a family practitioner at 200 Lincoln Street Primary Care in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care AdCare Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at AdCare Hospital, including high acuity medical detox.

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