Inpatient Treatments

At the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai, we often start with inpatient treatment. Our goal is to help you develop the basic skills you need to successfully recover from addiction. We offer inpatient programs at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai West.

Basic Goals of Treatment

When we start treatment, we aim to:

  • Begin to develop the skills necessary to remain abstinent
  • Help you understand and accept your addiction
  • Stabilize you through aggressive treatment of the addiction and any associated medical and/or psychiatric problems

Evaluation

We first conduct a comprehensive assessment. Our team works together to develop a diagnosis and treatment plan. Our team includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, and substance abuse counselors.

Evaluation services include:

  • Biopsychosocial assessment using:
    • Addiction Severity Index (ASI)
    • American Society of Addiction Medicine Placement Criteria (APC)
    • Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)
    • Family evaluation
    • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Development of initial treatment plan
  • Feedback session with you and/or your family
  • Insurance analysis and pre-certification
  • Telephone and/or written report to referral source
  • Diagnostic lab tests and urine toxicology
  • History and physical examination
  • Triage and monitoring for withdrawal, medical, and psychiatric problems

Detoxification

We usually start with detoxification. This process removes the addictive substances from your body. You might experience withdrawal symptoms. We treat any symptoms immediately.

Our state-of-the-art facilities let us offer a safe and humane environment for detoxification. This environment helps lessen the symptoms of withdrawal. The length of stay depends on the substance you are addicted to and your medical condition.

Rehabilitation

After detoxification, you will probably move on to inpatient rehabilitation (rehab). This approach gives you 24/7 safe and structured treatment. In this stage, you enjoy a routine that teaches you how to experience life without drugs or alcohol.

We believe family is essential to your recovery. Mending and building family relationships is key. And we encourage your family to be involved throughout treatment.

Rehabilitation Programs at AIMS – Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Our program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel includes the following components:

  • Access to medical and psychiatric care if needed
  • Daily self-help groups
  • Daily therapy sessions (individual, group, and family)
  • Discussion groups
  • Family programs
  • HIV support groups
  • Lectures and multimedia education programs
  • Medical supervision
  • Nutritious meals
  • Personal quiet time
  • Psychiatric services
  • Spiritual care
  • Weekend visits with family and friends

Rehabilitation Programs at AIMS – Mount Sinai West

At Mount Sinai West, we offer these services:

  • Group and individual counseling
  • Individual, group, couples, and family therapy
  • Intensive family program
  • Intensive Relapse Prevention Training
  • Medical evaluation and treatment
  • Motivational enhancement groups
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Partial hospitalization program (day time)
  • Relaxation/stress reduction
  • Referral for ongoing counseling
  • Self-help groups on site (daily)
  • Discharge planning and referral for continuing care