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“Excellent! Hands down one of the most enjoyable trainings I’ve attended in a long time. The presenter’s use of humor and personal and professional experiences enhanced the learning experience. Excellent facilitation and group engagement. Thank you!!”

“Extremely dynamic, and interesting. The presenter took difficult material and made it very understandable.”

“Came away with many practical tools. I loved the trainer’s enthusiasm for the subject matter.”

“This workshop was better than excellent!”

“It was a fantastic experience. I felt very safe to express my point of view and ask questions, and actually learn!”

AdCare Educational Institute

IMPORTANT: For now, while staff are working remotely, our general phone number is 774-314-8278.

See below for link for individual direct numbers for staff.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to Governor Baker’s March 23 Order due to COVID-19, AdCare Educational Institute staff are working remotely from home at this time. Here is how you can reach us:

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 Addiction 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
AdCare Educational Institute of New England in Augusta, Maine.

Our Board

The Board of Directors for AdCare Educational Institute consists of:

  • Patrice M. Muchowski, ScD, President
  • James Di Reda, PhD, LICSW, Treasurer
  • James Gorske, MBA – Secretary/Clerk (Non-Board Member)
  • Sally Rogers, ScD
  • Carol Derby, BSN, M.Ed., CARN
  • Beverly Erikson Stewart, MA, CAGS, CRC, CCM
  • Rep. John Mahoney
  • Robert Bick
  • John F. Mahan
  • Reverend Canon Rich Simpson, D. Min.

Facebook logo and linkAdCare Educational Institute of Massachusetts
5 Northampton Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-752-7313 (Phone) 508-754-0039 (TTY)

AdCare Educational Institute of Maine
6 East Chestnut Street, Suite 101, Augusta, ME 04330
207-626-3615 (Phone);
V/TTY: Callers can reach the Relay Service by dialing 711

AdCare Educational Institute of New England
(Formerly New England Institute of Addiction Studies)
PO Box 742, Augusta, ME 04332
207-621-2549 (Phone);
V/TTY: Callers can reach the Relay Service by dialing 711

Professional Affiliations:
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School of Social Work Professional Education Programs

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Licensing Unit

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

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NBCCC ACEP Approved Continuing Education Provider Logo

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