AdCare’s History

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With origins in 1975 as a ten-bed alcoholism unit in an acute care hospital, AdCare has since grown into New England’s most comprehensive provider of alcohol and drug treatment. Many achievements and milestones mark our history:

  • 1984

    In response to area demand for alcohol and drug treatment, Doctors Hospital is converted from a 114-bed general medical/surgical facility into a full-service alcohol and drug treatment hospital.

  • 1986

    Doctors Hospital expands beyond its inpatient roots and opens an outpatient services clinic on the hospital’s campus.

  • 1987

    Doctors Hospital is renamed AdCare Hospital of Worcester, Inc. to reflect our mission of providing a continuum of quality alcohol and drug treatment and our vision of developing and expanding treatment services.

  • 1989–2006

    AdCare expands outpatient services, establishing fully-licensed clinics in convenient locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

  • 2015

    AdCare purchases a 46-bed alcohol and drug treatment program nestled in the peaceful New England woods on a 30-acre campus in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The state-of-the-art facility provides detoxification, crisis stabilization, residential treatment, and comprehensive outpatient services.

  • 2018

    In February of 2018 AdCare was purchased by American Addiction Centers and joined its national network of treatment providers.