Adcare Hospital

Front view of an AdCare addiction rehabilitation center in Worcester, MA

Addiction Rehabilitation Center Servicing Massachusetts and Rhode Island

AdCare Hospital is a level 4, 114-bed facility in Worcester, MA. Staffed by the region’s most highly qualified physicians, nurses, clinicians, nurse practitioners, counselors, and case managers, your care is always in the most capable hands at our addiction rehabilitation center.

Our services are designed to recognize and meet each person’s needs, which is why we offer a range of inpatient treatment programs.

Inpatient Detoxification

Detox is a crucial aspect of the inpatient program as it addresses the body’s physical dependence on a substance. Detoxification allows individuals to rid their body of toxins and focus on the emotional and psychological elements of healing.

What to Expect:

  • Safe, supportive, and medically-managed detox environment
  • Daily medical rounds, 24-hour monitoring
  • Respectful, individualized, confidential treatment
  • Medical history review, physical screening, and bio-behavioral assessment
  • Contact with significant others, employer or employee assistance program, and other treating professionals
  • Assessment and management of co-occurring conditions/disorders
  • Professional assistance in recognizing the physical, social, and psychological consequences of alcohol/drug use

During the detoxification program, patients are medically managed 24 hours per day and participate in a daily program designed to increase their understanding of their addiction and continuing care needs. Management of co-occurring disorders can be initiated as indicated.

Daily Activities

The daily schedule consists of a variety of activities, including educational groups, introduction to self-help, preparatory counseling, motivational group therapy, and family education and counseling sessions for loved ones.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

For some individuals, continued inpatient treatment is needed to address ongoing medical or psychiatric illnesses and issues that place them at immediate risk of relapse.

AdCare provides two types of inpatient treatment beyond detoxification.

Rehabilitation Services are provided for individuals who have co-occurring medical or psychiatric conditions that require active treatment by a physician. These individuals are seen and treated daily by medical staff to become more physically and emotionally stable. Those participating in rehabilitation are assigned a primary counselor and a case manager to assist in meeting their treatment goals.

Acute Residential Services are provided for individuals whose medical and psychiatric conditions are more stable. These individuals may be admitted directly to Residential Services or transferred from Rehabilitation Services. Individuals in Acute Residential are medically monitored and provided daily nursing care, as well as being assigned a primary counselor and a case manager to assist in meeting treatment goals.

What to Expect:

Each of these programs includes the development of an individualized treatment plan, involvement of family and significant others in treatment sessions, development of a continuing care plan, and contact with EAPs, referral sources, and other treating professionals.

Daily activities include educational sessions, individual and group counseling, NA and AA meetings, recovery and relapse prevention skills training, and educational and counseling sessions for loved ones.

The Case Management Department plays an integral role in treatment, following each individual’s progress from admission through discharge and assisting with aftercare planning. Our case managers work closely with managed care companies to ensure that each individual receives the services necessary for a solid recovery.

Contact us to learn more about our admissions process.

AdCare Hospital of Worcester
107 Lincoln Street

AdCare Inpatient Treatment


What to Bring
You will be sharing a room, a bathroom, and storage space with others who are trying to recover. Avoid creating temptation for others and placing yourself at risk by bringing expensive and hard to replace personal items into treatment. ALL your belongings will be searched on admission – going through an excessive amount of belongings slows your admission process and that of others. Keep It Simple.




  • Photo Identification Card and Insurance card(s)
  • (1) carry-on size overnight or duffel bag of personal belongings only
  • (3-4) changes of casual, non-revealing clothes – jeans, sweat clothes, etc. Bring layers.
  • (1) sweater or sweatshirt for layering in areas where air conditioning may be an issue
  • (1-2) Pairs of Pajamas, Robe, Slippers, Socks
  • (1) Pair of Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
  • Prescription Medication in the original prescription bottles/packages, with patient’s name on it
  • $20 max spending money (in small bills and change for vending machines) to keep on the patient unit – any additional money will be locked up on admission
  • Alcohol- free toiletries ONLY (No Perfumes, Colognes – these contain alcohol)
  • Toothbrush, Hairbrush, Comb, etc.
  • Hair Dryers, Curling Irons – must be safety-tested by Maintenance prior to use
What NOT to Bring
  • Suggestive clothing or clothing with pro-drug/alcohol messages or images
  • Tank Tops, short-shorts for Men AND Women
  • Sharp objects, nail clippers, etc.
    Note: Electric Razors must be safety-tested prior to use
  • Tobacco Products or Cigarettes – they will be destroyed
  • Baby Powder
  • Cell Phones
    Note: Cell phones are locked up upon admission
  • Computers, iPads or Tablets
  • iPods, MP 3 Players or Radios
  • Jewelry or Watches that you are NOT 100% prepared to lose
    Note: Only a limited number of valuables can be locked up upon admission
  • Blankets, Pillows or Stuffed Animals
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“All of the staff are caring, knowledgeable, and kind. I wish I came here eight years ago; maybe I would have got sober sooner, and longer.”

For Additional Information and Admissions, Call:

800-252-6465 (800-ALCOHOL)