Adcare Educational Institute

AdCare Educational Institute


Our Mission


The mission of AdCare Educational Institute is to advance awareness, knowledge and skills in the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse and related public health issues.


The Institute accomplishes its mission through the development and implementation of high quality, yet affordable training programs and educational events. Activities are offered to individuals and organizations who directly or indirectly encounter problems associated with substance abuse or are affected by other public health issues.


About Us


AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization established in 1986 in Worcester, Massachusetts. From a humble beginning, the agency has grown significantly and currently has offices in Worcester, Massachusetts and Augusta, Maine. The main administrative office for AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. is located at 5 Northampton Street in Worcester, MA.


In Massachusetts a large portion of the funding AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. receives comes from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Presently, the agency holds a combined contract for the development of statewide trainings, education, and logistics management with the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. Additionally, AdCare also maintains a contract with the DPH Office of HIV/AIDS Bureau for research, training and support services.


AdCare Educational Institute of Maine is co-located with the
New England Institute of Addiction Studies in Augusta, Maine.



Our Board


The Board of Directors for AdCare Educational Institute consists of:

  • Patrice M. Muchowski, ScD, President
  • Richard Dion, Secretary/Treasurer
  • William McClune
  • Beverly Shafner, RN, BS
  • Carl McCarthy
  • Sally Rogers, ScD
  • Carol Derby, BSN, M.Ed., CARN
  • James DiReda, PhD, LICSW
  • Beverly Erikson Stewart, MA, CAGS, CRC, CCM
  • Rep. John Mahoney
  • Karen Kelley, PhD



AdCare Educational Institute of Massachusetts
5 Northampton Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-752-7313 (Phone) 508-754-0039 (TTY)
508-752-8111 (Fax)


AdCare Educational Institute of Maine
PO Box 4389, Augusta, ME 04330
207-626-3615 (Phone);
V/TTY: Callers can reach the Relay Service by dialing 711
207-621-2550 (Fax)