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AdCare Outpatient Facility, Springfield 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, Group, and 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.
Family Informational Program
Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., this complementary program provides substance use education for families and friends.
Assists with managing substance use and mental health needs.
3 or 6 Days per week or 5 Evenings per week
3 Mornings per week
Focuses on the impact of substance use on parenting and learning new coping/parenting skills.
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).
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 a family practitioner at 200 Lincoln Street Primary Care in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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ABOUT ADCARE WEST SPRINGFIELD OUTPATIENT
Founded in 1975, AdCare operates multiple drug and alcohol facilities across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The West Springfield, Mass., location is an outpatient treatment facility, which make up about 64 percent of all treatment facilities in Massachusetts. Along with regular outpatient treatment, the treatment center also offers intensive outpatient and family programs.
AdCare West Springfield Outpatient, like all AdCare facilities, is part of American Addiction Centers nationwide network of treatment facilities.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to AdCare's website, the West Springfield location offers a range of specialized outpatient programs such as co-occurring group, parenting group, women's group, and Spanish speaking intensive outpatient program.
All of AdCare's outpatient treatment centers provide comprehensive assessment, early recovery group, family support services, and day and evening sessions. Programming also includes individual, group, and family counseling. Friends and family meetings are offered monthly.
The center's goals are to teach clients how to maintain sobriety, and teach them about substance dependency and the recovery process. During treatment, clients build recovery skills to maintain a sober lifestyle, increase stability, develop skills to help manage life changes, and assist friends and family in coping with the impact of addiction.
The outpatient programs are designed to fit into the clients' schedules so individuals can get individualized treatment without.
AdCare's website notes its treatment team includes physicians, nurses, clinicians, nurse practitioners, counselors, and case managers, However, it's not clear what staff is at which location. AdCare - West Springfield is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), placing it among the 28 percent of JCAHO accredited facilities in the state of Massachusetts.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients. However, reviews on Facebook are mostly positive. To date, the 31 people who left reviews on AdCare's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 4.5 out of five stars. 
Individuals praised the staff and noted the center saved their life. "They will always go out of their way to help. If you're serious about it, they support you fully. If you're unsure, they support you fully," Kurt wrote in a representative review. One person did write about a negative experience with a staffer on the phone.
Feedback from staff was not 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.
According to AdCare's website, it accepts insurance plans.
Published on May 2018
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