Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
AdCare Outpatient Facility, North Dartmouth 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. All family members struggling with or affected by alcohol and drug dependency can take advantage of our counseling programs.
Complimentary Family Informational Program
This complimentary program is on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and provides substance use education for family and friends.
Focuses on the impact of substance use on parenting and learning new coping/parenting skills
Day or evening Monday-Friday
3 Mornings per week
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 NORTH DARTMOUTH OUTPATIENT
Founded in 1975, AdCare operates nine drug and alcohol facilities across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The North Dartmouth, Mass., location is an outpatient treatment facility, which make up about 64 percent of all treatment facilities in Massachusetts. This facility offers outpatient programming, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and family services.
AdCare North Dartmouth Outpatient, like all AdCare facilities, is part of American Addiction Centers.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to AdCare's website, the North Dartmouth location has multiple specialized outpatient programs including developing emotional recovery skills, men's group, women's group and parenting group.
Programming may also include comprehensive assessments, early recovery groups, family support services, intensive outpatient programs, and day or evening sessions. Group, individual, and family counseling is also available. The treatment center offers family and friends meetings monthly every fourth Wednesday at 6 PM.
The center's goal is to help clients maintain abstinence, learn about substance abuse and the recovery process, build recovery skills, increase both physical and emotional stability, identify life changes, develop behavioral skills, and help loved ones cope with the impact of addiction on relationships.
AdCare's website indicates the treatment team may include physicians, nurses, clinicians, nurse practitioners, counselors, and case managers. However, it's not clear what staff is at which location. AdCare - North Dartmouth, like 99 other facilities in Massachusetts, is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients, loved ones, or staffers. However, reviews on secondary sites were mixed. The 31 loved ones and alumni who left Facebook Reviews for AdCare to date gave an average of 4.5 out of five stars. Yet, it's important to note the center may manage reviews, and reviews are for all of AdCare facilities, not just the North Dartmouth location. 
Individuals praised the staff and noted the center saved their life. "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," an alum wrote in a representative review on Facebook.
However, reviews on Glassdoor weren't as positive.
At the time of this writing, the eight employees who left Glassdoor reviews for AdCare gave an average of 2.1 out of five stars. While a few individuals praised the company, the other reviewers wrote negative things about it. Negative feedback includes disorganized management, high stress levels, and big caseloads.
AdCare - North Dartmouth OP accepts Medicare (accepted by 54 percent of Massachusetts facilities), Medicaid (accepted by 68 percent of Massachusetts facilities), and private insurance plans.
Published on May 2018
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