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AdCare Rhode Island

1950 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, 02852

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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.

Facility Highlights

  • Expressive therapy
  • Access to individual and family aftercare resources
  • Individual & Family Counseling
  • Medically Monitored
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • Psycho-educational Groups

Specialization

  • Inpatient Detoxification
    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.
  • Outpatient Program
    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.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities
  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • David W. Hillis
    David W. HillisPresident
    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.
    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
    Dr. Patrice M. MuchowskiVP 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, MDMedical Director
    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 RHODE ISLAND

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.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

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 3.2 out of five stars based on 14 Google reviews[1] and a 4.7 out of five-star rating based on the opinions of 38 individuals on Facebook, which the facility may manage[2]. 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."

FINANCING

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.

Affordability: 3.9/5

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/800alcohol/reviews

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This program is very good. The counselors and most staff are excellent. However you are doing clients an injustice by not pushing AA and NA as the cornerstone of successful recovery. There is only one SMART recovery meeting in RI that I know of which is not nearly enough to build a network in recovery or have successful sobriety. Also it is absolutely unacceptable that over a year and a half into covid you are still using it as an excuse to not allow commitments into the building. The administration should be working with both fellowships to find a way for the commitments to come in while meeting health and safety guidelines. Proof of vaccination or negative test or both (when the staff here are not even tested for covid and are only required to have the vaccine) commitments are just as essential to this program as helpful staff and counselors. And when i brought this to the attention of Allen the administrator he was rude and dismissive in his response. Every counselor I've brought this up to agrees that since the new ownership of this facility there has been less emphasis on the AA and NA fellowships which again is an injustice to all your clients, maybe if the administration listened more to the people on the front lines here like counselors and TAs they would understand that.

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I have found the counseling, TA and nursing staff to be compassionate, kind and very knowledgeable. There is a low amount of staff that do make you feel like you are just a job and perhaps even look at us like addicts/drunks. The food has improved but is clearly not healthy. Steamed vegetables and better meals are needed. The point of not being able to have sealed food (even from Amazon) or taken from cafeteria on the units is bogus. Some of the "rules" have no sense to them and when asking the upper level management I could not get them to look me in the eye and get an answer as to why certain limitations were placed (particularly outdoor space to engage in healthy fun activities). I have been in leadership and I feel the facility has a significant area for improvement in their current leadership. The "front line" is foreign to them and they walk around but do not even talk with patients. Leadership needs to make decisions with high emphasis on input from patients and "front line" staff. I addressed concerns expecting explanations from upper management and the person walked away from me. I was addressing the person with complete professionalism and respect. By walking away and not being able to maintain eye contact, I was treated disrespectfully. A rehabilitation facility is no place for leadership on a power trip. Many rules as to where we could be outside, have outside craft items brought in and again food had no valid explanation. We are here for treatment, we are not bad people and should not be treated like children! There is no valid reason that well being activities are not in place. Well being activities such as commitments, family day, yoga and acupuncture should be back in place. If it is a state COVID regulation that limits this there is no excuse for alternative means to provide these services. Both Yoga and AA/NA commitments could be in the dining hall with a large screen and performed remotely. How one Yoga instructor and acupuncturist being COVID tested is any different than the numerous daily staff coming in and not being tested is beyond sensible reason. I am curious and will follow up to see if my insurance is aware of the many facets of recovery that are not in place such as yoga, acupuncture, commitments and some level of family visitation. There is a very significant need for examination and change of "rules"/limitations and possibly leadership!

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thank you for all the help the program really tries do set you up with everything your willing to do and get you what you need.

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Excellent experience, wonderful staff. Better quality food options would make a huge difference---

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The food and nutrition is definitely the worst part of the facility. Chelsea the clinical supervisor saved my life. The counselors definitely care about what they do and that shows through their work. The nursing staff is great and their are some staff that definitely exceed expectations. Zach, Justin, Meagan, Lynn,, Kim the intake nurse. The units are not the cleanest, and their isn't that much to do during the down time. The TA's are a hit or miss, some of them are extremely helpful and some just sit around and do nothing. Sunday 10/3 their was one TA on second shift for all 3 units which was in my opinion a bit ridiculous and unsafe. A nurse had to stay and pretty much be or TA which isn't their job but he didn't have a choice. All in all the treatment I've received has been great and like any place their will be room for improvement.