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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 town of North Kingstown, AdCare Rhode Island offers residential and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance abuse disorder. The facility is also one of only two non-hospital substance abuse treatment facilities in Rhode Island to provide medically monitored detox services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients who require detox receive 24/7 nursing supervision and medication to help alleviate the severity of withdrawal symptoms. AdCare is also among the 60.4 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in Rhode Island that can prescribe psychiatric medications for co-occurring disorders, if needed.
After detoxification and/or crisis stabilization, clients may enter into the acute residential treatment program, which utilizes cognitive treatment methods including psychoeducational groups, group counseling, individual therapy, and a range of expressive therapies. AdCare also offers a range of family counseling and support services.
Clients who complete the residential program may transition into the outpatient program as a form of aftercare. They're also encouraged to continue their treatment via community-based groups and AdCare's alumni groups.
Although there is no information available regarding staff credentials, the seven individuals former surveyed by Rehabs.com to date about the staff's level of level of expertise rated it highly.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.2/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
AdCare's residential program has 46 beds and houses clients in semi-private rooms with private baths. Other amenities include a fitness center and a basketball court. The eight individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com generally appreciated the quality and maintenance of the facilities.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.1/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The six alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave AdCare mixed feedback. In general, they reported that the facility was clean and comfortable, the counseling options were solid, and the staff were knowledgeable and helpful. "Excellent place to begin a recovery "journey" if you are truly determined to succeed in your recovery and apply yourself with honesty and integrity," wrote one anonymous alum in a representative review.
However, former clients did note some downsides, including a lack of extracurricular activities, funding, and overall resources and amenities. "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.
Counseling Options: 3.8/5
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 3/5
Holistic Offerings: 2.7/5
Nevertheless, alumni indicated that they would recommend the facility to their friends and family.
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.4/5
AdCare also fared well on secondary sites where it earned an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars based on 10 Google reviews and a 4.7 out of five-star rating based on the opinions of 37 individuals on Facebook, which the facility may manage. Alumni tended to praise the staff and effectiveness of programming. "Very clean, professional and the staff was absolutely amazing! If you are serious about getting clean I recommend this place to the fullest!" Ashley, a representative reviewer, wrote on Google.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date provided AdCare with positive feedback. Like alumni, they reported that the staff were supportive and well-trained, and that the facility provided good counseling options. "There staff was good, there very strong. i really found it helpful it was a great place," one wrote in a representative review, awarding perfect five-star ratings for the level of family participation, the facility's ability to treatment co-occurring disorders, and discharge planning.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staffers surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing both offered negative opinions of AdCare. While one staff member did note that clients were treated with respect, he claimed that the treatment options were sub-par, particularly those for mental health problems. "I have worked in the mental health/detox field for 20 plus years. This is by far the worst place i have worked!!!!" he wrote. The other staffer agreed and added: "No licensed medical professionals work as independent contractors for the facility."
AdCare accepts private insurance and Medicaid. The eight former clients polled by Rehabs.com about the facility's affordability indicated that it was relatively affordable.
Published on December 2018
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