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AdCare Rhode Island 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
AdCare Rhode Island provides medically-monitored withdrawal management services for a range of addictive substances. The focus is on monitoring withdrawal symptoms and medicating as appropriate to ensure a safe withdrawal. The clinical program also introduces the disease concept of addiction and the principles of a healthy recovery.
Crisis Stabilization Unit
This program provides dual diagnosis services for individuals with co-occurring substance dependency and psychiatric symptoms. This can be an effective alternative to inpatient psychiatric care for individuals whose symptoms are/can be stabilized with psychiatric medications. An initial psychiatric evaluation will determine the best medication regime to stabilize symptoms. Individual counseling, intensive psycho-education group work, and expressive therapies are utilized to address issues related to substance use, as well as psychiatric disorders.
The Outpatient Program at AdCare Rhode Island provides an Intensive Outpatient Program in the Mornings, as well as an Early Recovery Groups.
Complementary Family Informational Program
Held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., this complementary program provides substance use education to family and friends.
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.
Rehabs.com 360 Guide
Fig. 1 - Rehabs.com surveyed over 26 thousand alumni, their loved ones, and staff of treatment facilities to reveal how addiction treatment recipients feel about the quality of care they receive. Respondents associated with AdCare Rhode Island report, on average, superior ratings for aspects of care such as the facility's cleanliness, the ease of the admissions and discharge procedures, and the staff's level of training and experience.
Set on 30 acres of wooded land in the historic New England’s town of North Kingstown, AdCare Hospital North Kingstown offers residential, outpatient and aftercare services treatment for adults with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. Medically monitored detox services are provided on-site.
AdCare Hospital North Kingstown is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
AdCare Hospital North Kingstown is a 46-bed facility that focuses on short-term stabilization through detox and crisis intervention. Clients who require detox services receive 24/7 nursing supervision and medication to help alleviate the severity of withdrawal symptoms. A crisis stabilization unit is also available to assist clients who are exhibiting signs of mental health disorders. Psychiatric medications may be prescribed to help stabilize the client pending the results of a psychiatric evaluation.
After detoxification and/or crisis stabilization, AdCare Hospital North Kingstown offers a range of clinical and therapeutic services to promote ongoing recovery. The acute residential treatment program utilizes cognitive treatment methods including psychoeducational groups, group counseling, individual therapy, and a range of expressive therapies.
Clients that complete the residential program may also transition into the outpatient program to facilitate their transition into the community. The outpatient program continues many of the same treatment methods, only in a less restrictive setting.
AdCare also offers a range of family counseling and support services. Clients are encouraged to reconnect with their families and continue their recovery with the assistance of a strong support network. Graduating clients are encouraged to continue their treatment in community-based groups. Clients can join alumni groups including the Friends of AdCare Program that provides support to each other and clients still in the program.
While there is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, the six alumni surveyed to date by Rehabs.com about the staff’s level of training and experience gave it an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars. Clients may also receive support from alumni group members and community-based program members during segments of treatment. Trained medical staff members are available on-site to manage medications and detox services.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
At AdCare Hospital North Kingstown, clients have semi-private rooms with private baths. Other amenities include a fitness center and a basketball court. Pictures of the facility show a common dining area, as well as small community areas for relaxation.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The nine alumni reviews for AdCare are mostly positive, with some reservations. Alumni did not agree on the feedback.
Alumni gave the staff an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars. The staff was praised for being compassionate and respectful, though one alum criticized the staff and wrote: “Staff not willing to put the clients best interest at heart.”
Other complaints included lackluster accommodations, as well as a need for more immersive activities. “Lack of funds is evident in the lack of true nutritional type meals and extra curricular - yoga, reiki etc- and it's a lot of watching tv and eating fudgcicles til your meds come. it's pretty much a quick fix detox as opposed to recovery long term,” an anonymous alum wrote in a representative review.
On AdCare’s official Facebook page, which the facility can manage, the facility earned an average of 4.8 out of five stars from 26 reviews.  Twenty-two of the reviews were five out of five stars. Alumni praised the caring staff and the tools taught within the program. In a representative review, alum Michael wrote: “If you're serious about recovery this is the place to go detox get you feeling better and Rehab teaches you how to stay that way.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, loved ones gave AdCare positive feedback to Rehabs.com. Two of the three reviews were positive and one was mixed.
The friends and family surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility four out of five stars or higher for meals and nutrition, leisure opportunities, counseling options, staff support, and facility cleanliness.
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, two staff members provided feedback to Rehabs.com about AdCare. One review was positive and one review was mixed. The staff members did not agree on ratings for the facility. For instance, one gave the facility five out of five stars for privacy, while the other gave one out of five stars. One staff member indicated that the facility did not use contractors.
AdCare Hospital North Kingstown accepts private insurance as well as Medicaid. Prior to admission, staff members can identify insurance coverages and out of pocket costs.
Published on October 2017
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