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AdCare Boston Outpatient Philosophy
The AdCare name represents innovation, quality and cost efficiency in alcohol and drug treatment. AdCare’s integrated system of care offers a nationally-recognized hospital facility in Worcester, Massachusetts; an inpatient treatment center in North Kingstown, Rhode Island; and a network of outpatient offices conveniently located throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. AdCare embraces a philosophy of quality-driven, patient-centered programs that are also relevant to the challenges of today’s healthcare environment. AdCare’s continuum of treatment levels and modalities enables us to match the needs of the patient with the most appropriate level and cost of care. We believe that addiction is a disease that affects not only the individual, but his or her family as well. Successful treatment requires placement at the appropriate level of care and involvement of the family throughout the treatment continuum. This treatment philosophy has allowed us to advocate for the patient while remaining responsive to the interests of commercial healthcare companies, Medicare, and other insurers.
Areas of Specialization
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Meet the Staff
David W. Hillis
David W. Hillis 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. Mr. Hillis 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.
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. Mr. Hillis, 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. Mr. Hillis 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’s 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).
Dr. Ronald F. Pike
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.
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ABOUT ADCARE BOSTON OUTPATIENT
Founded in 1975, AdCare operates multiple drug and alcohol facilities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island including both residential and outpatient centers. The Boston Outpatient center is an outpatient treatment facility, which make up about 64 percent of all treatment facilities in Massachusetts. Programming includes regular outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and co-occurring treatment.
AdCare - Boston OP doesn't offer residential and detox treatment. However, other AdCare locations in Worcester, Mass. and North Kingstown, RI. are equipped to provide detox and have residential treatment programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to AdCare's website, the Boston OP location offers specialized treatment, including co-occurring group, mindfulness based relapse prevention, parenting groups, and women's groups.
All of AdCare's outpatient centers also offer comprehensive assessments, early recovery groups, family support services, intensive outpatient programs, and day and evening sessions. Individual, group, and family counseling sessions are also available at every location. Family and friends meetings are held monthly.
AdCare's goal is to help clients maintain abstinence while learning about substance abuse and the recovery process; build recovery skills to stay sober; increase both physical and emotional stability while living sober; make life changes needed for sobriety; develop skills to manage life problems; and assist loved ones cope with the impact of addiction on relationships.
AdCare's website indicates it employs physicians, nurses, clinicians, nurse practitioners, counselors, and case managers. However, it's not clear what staff is at which location.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former client, loved ones, or staffers. However, the 31 people who gave Facebook reviews for AdCare at the time of this writing gave an average of 4.5 out of five stars. 
All but two individuals provided positive feedback, which includes effective programming, noting the center saved their life, and supportive staff. "You all have impacted my life more than you even know! I’m now almost 20 days clean and so hopeful about me and my Families future! I owe you guys my LIFE," Melissa wrote in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
While Rehabs.com has yet to receive reviews from staffers or former employees, the five people who gave reviews on Indeed for the Boston location gave positive feedback. 
"It was a very rewarding job," a current employee wrote in a representative review. "The company made a point to ensure the well being of its clients which was a rewarding part of the job. The staff were very supportive of each other."
AdCare accepts Medicare and Medicaid, placing it among the 54 percent of Massachusetts facilities to accept Medicare and among the 68 percent of Massachusetts facilities to accepted Medicaid. AdCare also accepts a range of private insurances, and will work with clients to determine what (if any) out-of-pocket costs there will be.
Published on May 2018
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