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AdCare Substance Abuse Hospital – Massachusetts

Overview

The Substance Abuse Hospital in New England

For more than 45, AdCare’s substance abuse treatment centers have been providing patients and their loved ones with life-changing alcohol and drug addiction services. In 2015, American Addiction Centers (AAC) acquired Clinical Services of RI (CSRI) providing comprehensive OP and IOP services to RI, CT, and Southern MA residents. In 2018, AAC acquired AdCare systems creating a cohesive, comprehensive and continuous system of care at multiple locations throughout southern New England accepting Medicare/Medicaid, commercial insurance and private pay patients. With an expert staff that’s equipped to handle all sorts of medical challenges, at AdCare we are proud to offer you a first step on the road to recovery.

AdCare Hospital in Worcester, MA locations:

  • 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 Hospital is dedicated to providing an environment safe from complications, whether physical or medical. Additionally, 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.

Levels of Care

  • Focus on 5 Pillars: biological, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual.
  • Treatment: assessment, crisis intervention/stabilization, individual and group sessions, dual diagnosis, 12-step, dietary, mind and body, and discharge planning and placement.
  • Detox: meeting daily with M.D., nurse, and counselor.
  • Residential: individual sessions 3-4 times per week and PRN.

During treatment the AdCare team use medical detox and Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to help patients best recover.

In addition, our expert clinicians here are AdCare have the ability to 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 wheelchair bound.

Our Staff & Credentials

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.

Our Accreditations

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.

More About AdCare Hospital

Read our Rehabs.com 360 Guide. Rehabs.com 360 Guides provide an objective evaluation of all that a treatment facility has to offer. These guides leverage proprietary data and offers relevant information to support individuals’ decisions to choose the treatment center right for them.

Top 10 Reasons

Top 10 Reasons to Select AdCare Substance Abuse Hospital

When you choose AdCare Hospital, you can be confident that you’ve made an excellent decision. AdCare provides the highest level of care to assist you or a loved one on the path to recovery.

1. Nearly 45 Years of Expertise and Dedication

AdCare patients benefit from nearly 45 years of expertise and dedication to providing individuals and families with life-changing alcohol and drug care.

2. Equipped to Safely Manage Medically Complex Patients

Because AdCare is a level-4, medically managed alcohol and drug hospital, patients can count on top quality care delivered by treatment teams made up of highly qualified physicians that are American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) certified, nurses, counselors, case managers, and aftercare specialists.

Our patients are medically monitored 24/7 by our experienced nursing staff. We’ve also implemented EarlySense technology for monitoring our more acute patients and alerting nurses to changes in vital signs so that they can address any complications quickly.

3. Quality Clinical Program

AdCare’s daily detox and rehabilitation programs are designed to increase patients’ understanding of their substance use and continuing care needs. Therapeutic approaches include Motivational Interviewing (MI), Individual and group therapy, educational sessions, and recovery skills training.

4. Designated Program for Individuals with Co-occurring Substance Use and Psychiatric Illness

For individuals with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric illness, we provide psychiatric consultations; initiate and monitor psychiatric medications; and offer dual diagnosis groups. Dual Recovery Anonymous meetings are also available onsite.

5. Family Programs

Families are encouraged to participate in patient treatment, and to seek structured treatment and support. Individual family sessions, a Saturday family educational program, and a weekly family & friends support group are available at AdCare Hospital. Our satellite outpatient offices throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island also provide treatment and complimentary Informational Programs for families.

6. Dedicated Case Management and Placement Services

Our dedicated case management staff helps patients move seamlessly along the continuum of care. Our Placement specialists assist patients in navigating the maze of halfway houses, extended rehabilitation facilities, and sober houses to find transitional living to support their recovery.

7. Accredited Programs You Can Trust

All of our programs are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), the industry’s gold seal of approval and a symbol of our commitment to providing quality patient care.

8. Medicare and Most Commercial Insurances Are Accepted

We know that treatment saves lives, and we want to make treatment as accessible as possible. Medicare and most commercial insurance plans are accepted.

9. Self-Help Meetings on Campus

Our clinical program introduces patients to the concept of self-help. Many self-help meetings are held on campus, including:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Nar-Anon Family Group
  • Dual Recovery
  • Refuge Recovery
  • Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery

10. Network of Outpatient Programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Our extensive outpatient services network provides flexible Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs), early recovery groups, and a wide array of specialty services in the following convenient locations:

  • Worcester, MA: Monday-Friday 7:30am-9:30pm | Saturday & Sunday 7:30am – 4:00pm
  • Quincy, MA:Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:30pm |Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Boston, MA:Monday-Friday 8:00am- 9:00pm
  • North Dartmouth, MA:Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:00pm
  • West Springfield, MA:Monday-Friday: 8:00am-9:00pm |Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Warwick, RI:Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:00pm |Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm

What to Expect

Prospective Patients

At AdCare, we have 3 co-ed detox units, two with 26 beds and one with 24 beds, for a total of 76 detox beds. Average stay is 5 to 7 days, depending on the severity of the withdrawal symptoms and the substances used. We provide 34 beds for our inpatient rehabilitation program. The average length of stay is 7 to 10 days.

Arrival

AdCare hospital has a team of drivers who travel all over New England and New York to pick up and bring home patients. Prior to admission, patients complete an intake assessment over the phone. This helps the 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.

Meals

Detox patients will have their meals brought to the unit. Rehab patients will 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.

Technology

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

For Families

Programming

Individual Family Sessions are arranged through the patient’s counselor. Sessions help family members gather additional information at the time of admission 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. 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.

Clinical Care

Individual Therapy

Patients participate in a daily treatment program to increase their understanding of addiction and their continuing care needs. The patient’s daily schedule consists of a variety of activities such as educational groups, an introduction to self-help, preparatory counseling, motivational groups, and family educational and counseling sessions for significant others. Management of co-occurring disorders can be initiated as indicated.

Depending on your level of care, you will participate in individual therapy for 50 minutes, 1 to 2 times a week. A variety of different treatment modalities are used, including but not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Group Therapy

During your treatment at AdCare, you will attend group therapy several times a day, depending on your level of care. All group sessions are separated by gender to best address gender-specific issues such as grief, trauma, seeking safety, and healthy relationships. Below are some of our group therapy offerings:

  • Dual-Diagnosis Group (available at inpatient rehab level of care)
  • Gender-specific groups
  • Inpatient Detox – groups meet once per week
  • Inpatient Rehab – groups meet twice per week
  • Chronic Pain Group
  • Young Adult Group: ages 18 to 25

Alternative Psycho-Educational, Supportive, & Expressive Therapies

Additional treatment interventions are offered to therapeutically support your overall care and wellbeing. Below are a few of our noteworthy offerings:

  • 12-Step based treatment
  • Access to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings on-site
  • Arts and crafts classes

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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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The Substance Abuse Hospital in New England

For more than 45, AdCare’s substance abuse treatment centers have been providing patients and their loved ones with life-changing alcohol and drug addiction services. In 2015, American Addiction Centers (AAC) acquired Clinical Services of RI (CSRI) providing comprehensive OP and IOP services to RI, CT, and Southern MA residents. In 2018, AAC acquired AdCare systems creating a cohesive, comprehensive and continuous system of care at multiple locations throughout southern New England accepting Medicare/Medicaid, commercial insurance and private pay patients. With an expert staff that’s equipped to handle all sorts of medical challenges, at AdCare we are proud to offer you a first step on the road to recovery.

AdCare Hospital in Worcester, MA locations:

  • 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 Hospital is dedicated to providing an environment safe from complications, whether physical or medical. Additionally, 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.

Levels of Care

  • Focus on 5 Pillars: biological, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual.
  • Treatment: assessment, crisis intervention/stabilization, individual and group sessions, dual diagnosis, 12-step, dietary, mind and body, and discharge planning and placement.
  • Detox: meeting daily with M.D., nurse, and counselor.
  • Residential: individual sessions 3-4 times per week and PRN.

During treatment the AdCare team use medical detox and Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to help patients best recover.

In addition, our expert clinicians here are AdCare have the ability to 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 wheelchair bound.

Our Staff & Credentials

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.

Our Accreditations

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.

More About AdCare Hospital

Read our Rehabs.com 360 Guide. Rehabs.com 360 Guides provide an objective evaluation of all that a treatment facility has to offer. These guides leverage proprietary data and offers relevant information to support individuals’ decisions to choose the treatment center right for them.