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AdCare Outpatient Facility, Boston 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, which is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC), 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
Individual & Family Counseling
Family involvement is an important component of successful treatment and is strongly encouraged. Family members struggling with the effects of a loved one's substance use can take advantage of Family Counseling.
Complimentary Family Informational Program
Held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., this complimentary program provides substance use education to family and friends.
Available three-to-five-times Days or Evenings per week
Learn from others in the early stages of recovery.
Focuses on the coping skills of meditation and mindfulness.
Meet the Staff
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).
Mohammad Alhabbal, MD
Mohammad Alhabbal 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 the principal of an addiction medicine/Medication Assisted Treatment practice located on the main campus of AdCare Hospital.
Vice President of Marketing & Community Services
Georganna “Georgie” brings over 30 years of extensive experience in healthcare marketing, advertising and branding to her role as leader of community services. Georgie contributes a uniquely approachable style of leadership and patient advocacy that are essential to AdCare’s formula for success. She is known for the pride that she takes in building strong relationships with clients, colleagues and vendors – attributes that help expand AdCare’s reputation of being a quality employer and provider.
Joan L. Bertrand, M.B.A., S.P.H.R., P.H.R.
Vice President of Human Resources
Joan L. Bertrand, M.B.A., S.P.H.R., P.H.R., former Director of Human Resources returned to AdCare Hospital in 2002 from a position as Administrative Head of Human Resources at St. Francis Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Bertrand, who is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), is an Adjunct Professor in the Professional Studies Program at Assumption College in Worcester, MA teaching continuing education courses for the SPHR National Certificate Preparation Course. Community affiliations include Board Member and Treasurer of the Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA, Board Member of the Alumna Board of Anna Maria College and former President of the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. of Worcester, 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 Outpatient, like all AdCare facilities, is part of American Addiction Centers.
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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