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.
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 and a 4.7 out of five-star rating based on the opinions of 38 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.