AdCare Rhode Island

Personalized Treatment with Specialized Tracks

AdCare Rhode Island’s inpatient facility believes that recovery will often take different forms for different people. Hence, from day one, patients will be given a treatment plan that’s unique to them, and will have the options of participating in a variety of specialized courses, ranging from trauma-specific tracks to LGBTQI group to AcuDetox.

Located in a Neighborhood Near You

While the Rhode Island inpatient facility is AdCare’s hub in the state, our organization operates almost 10 satellite outpatient facilities throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Whether you’re an out-of-state patient looking for a calming, wooded campus in North Kingstown or a New England local looking for an outpatient center on your way to work, AdCare’s got you covered.

Strong Family Program

AdCare has a strong open door visitation policy and encourages families and friends to be present and involved in their loved one’s recovery. AdCare Rhode Island also has a plethora of seminars, classes, and even group counseling sessions that families can participate in. Children can be accommodated.

Levels of Care

  • Medical Detox
  • Acute Crisis Stabilization
  • Residential Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • General Outpatient

Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders

Clinicians at AdCare Rhode Island are able to treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Chronic Medical Conditions & Physical Challenges

AdCare Rhode Island is equipped to care for medically compromised patients, although patients with chronic or acute medical conditions are accepted on a case-by case basis. Patients with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, seizures, or other managed conditions are typically accepted. Every unit has ADA-compliant, handicap rooms available and everything is wheelchair-accessible. If the patient is not ambulatory they need to have their own device to get around, although the facility does have wheelchairs available for emergencies.

Our Staff & Credentials

Our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, therapists, treatment assistants, and a doctor of acupuncture. Patients meet with a clinician within the first 24 hours of admission. Therapists are all either working towards licensure or already licensed by the state, including licensed chemical dependency professionals (LCDPs), licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), and masters-level licensed clinical social workers. All of our staff are trained and able to deliver addiction treatment. Some of their specialties include trauma-informed therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and AcuDetox.

AdCare Rhode Island has a counselor-to-patient ratio of 1:5, for optimal individualized patient care. We are in the process of training and growing a competent LGBTQI program. We are also working toward increasing the diversity of staff as we expand and develop.

David W. Hillis, President and CEO, AdCare

David W. Hillis, Sr., is President and Chief Executive Officer of AdCare, Inc., the parent corporation of AdCare Hospital of Worcester, Inc., of which he is also Chairman and Chief Executive officer. Hillis, Sr., maintains numerous professional affiliations in the fields of both hospital administration and alcoholism and drug abuse. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (and former Chairman), a Fellow in the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Addiction Treatment Committee.

Fred A. Trapassi, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island Operations

Fred A. Trapassi, Jr., began his career with Phoenix House in May of 2000 as Program Director for adolescent residential treatment services at Phoenix House Academy, Wallum Lake. In 2007 he was promoted to Vice President and Senior Program Director for Rhode Island Operations, with direct oversight of 11 programs throughout the state. Trapassi recently received the 2015 Rhode Island Labor Assistance Professionals Award for providing help and compassionate care to members of the associated unions and their families. Trapassi has also received the prestigious Jefferson Award for public service to a local community, the Nyswander Dole (Marie) Award for treatment advocacy, and the Brown University Howard K. Swearer Award for his work as a VISTA volunteer and street outreach worker, addressing the needs of runaway youth and the homeless from 1986 to 2000.

David W. Hillis, Jr., Vice President of Outpatient Operations

David W. Hillis, Jr., Vice President of Outpatient Operations, oversees the development of AdCare outpatient services clinics, located throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Hillis, Jr., who has worked in the healthcare field since 1988, has also served as Director of Outpatient Services and as an Outpatient Therapist at AdCare Hospital. He received a B.S. degree in Psychology and a M.S. degree in Psychology (Mental Health Counseling) from Salem State College. Hillis, Jr., is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC-II), as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC-I).

Dr. Patrice M. Muchowski, VP of Clinical Services

Dr. Patrice M. Muchowski, 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).

Jessica Elliott, MA, CAGS, LMHC, LCDP, Clinical Director

Jessica Elliott is a graduate of Rhode Island College with degrees in Psychology and Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies. She holds a master’s degree from Salve Regina University in Holistic Therapy and received her CAGS in Mental Health in 2013. Elliott is certified as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, Expressive and Creative Arts Facilitator, Motivational Interviewing Facilitator, and Yoga Instructor. She has worked in the field as a clinician since 2005. Prior to joining the AdCare team, Elliott held various clinical leadership positions for a large behavioral health organization. As Clinical Director, she is now providing patient care as well as training and clinical oversight to our staff.

Dr. Ronald F. Pike, Medical Director

Dr. Ronald F. Pike, Medical Director is a recent past president of the Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine (MSAM); a past director of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)’s New England Region, and a member of ASAM’s national board. In addition to his duties at AdCare Hospital, Dr. Pike is on staff at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Center and Worcester Medical Center. He is also an affiliate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Family and Community Medicine Department and an associate in its Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Pike graduated Assumption College, Worcester, MA, University of Rome, IT, Medical School, and completed his residency in Medicine at Carney Hospital in Boston., MA.

Raymond J. Mis, Medical Director

Dr. Raymond Mis is a Doctor of Osteopathy and is certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his medical degree from The New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and currently serves on their faculty as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital, an affiliate of Yale University, where he was named “Top First Year Resident” in 1990. He was previously the Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at Kent County Hospital in Warwick, RI and completed the ASAM Buprenorphine Course for Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. He is passionate about helping anyone in need and has a special talent in reaching those suffering from substance use disorders. Dr. Raymond was voted one of the top gastroenterologists in the State of Rhode Island by his peers in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine in May 2000 and April 2007, and was selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014.

Our Accreditations

The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care AdCare Rhode Island 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, including high acuity medical detox.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) All facilities in the AdCare, Rhode Island network are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation means patients can trust the outpatient locations meet or exceed internationally accepted standards for the highest quality services.

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