Addiction

At Mount Sinai Beth Israel, we understand the pain and challenges caused by substance use disorders, and our specialists are here to help you and your family on the path to recovery. As part of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai (AIMS), Mount Sinai Beth Israel provides a wide range of specialized inpatient and outpatient services, from assessments to inpatient and outpatient services of varying levels.

Inpatient Addiction Services

Inpatient treatment is the beginning of the recovery process for many patients. Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai West are the two AIMS locations offering inpatient programs. Our care begins with a comprehensive assessment made by our team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, and substance abuse counselors. This evaluation includes a history, physical examination, lab tests, and biopsychosocial assessment.

Our facilities provide a safe environment for detoxification, where we help manage the symptoms of withdrawal. After detoxification, the next step is typically inpatient rehabilitation, which delivers safe, round-the-clock care in a structured therapeutic setting. Our inpatient program teaches patients how to experience life without drugs or alcohol, and involves family as an essential element of recovery.

At Mount Sinai Beth Israel, our inpatient services include daily counseling sessions, group counseling, and spiritual care.

Outpatient Addiction Services 

For patients who don’t require the intensity of inpatient services, the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai offers comprehensive outpatient services at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and Mount Sinai West. The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai at Beth Israel offers the following programs at various times of the day, giving patients the flexibility of receiving treatment that fits their schedule. 

Ambulatory Detoxification for Opioid Abuse Disorder: Ambulatory detox is available for patients with opioid use disorder only. Patients must be evaluated for this service and are treated with Methadone or Suboxone for the detoxification process. 

Opioid Treatment: We have the nation’s oldest and largest Opioid Treatment Program network, formerly known as the Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program. More than ten clinics throughout Manhattan offer visually observed maintenance treatment with either Methadone or Suboxone, in addition to the following clinical services:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling, addressing all life areas
  • Vocational counseling
  • Family counseling and parenting skills
  • Health assessments and education
  • Physical exams
  • Referrals to other providers and coordination of care
  • Access to all medical and psychiatric services within the Mount Sinai Health System

Outpatient Rehabilitation: Our outpatient rehabilitation program supports the behavioral changes needed to achieve lasting recovery from substance abuse disorder for alcohol and other drugs by providing two to four hours of treatment for up to five days a week. Your plan of treatment will include:

  • Group and individual counseling
  • Family therapy 
  • Vocational preparation and support
  • Specialized groups in areas such as parenting, anger management, stress management, gender-specific groups, spirituality , art therapy, and Spanish-speaking relapse prevention group  

Outpatient Clinic, Day and Evening: Our outpatient clinic level of care is available from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, to accommodate those with substance use disorder who might be in school or employed.  Each patient will receive a comprehensive assessment, and an individualized treatment plan will be developed that will include individual counseling as well as group counseling.  The frequency of each will be based on patients’ clinical needs.  In addition, we provide the following:

  • DWI screening, assessment, and referral
  • Vocational counseling, both individual and group

Outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment: We offer office-based prescription buprenorphine (Suboxone) induction and maintenance for opioid dependency, and medication management for co-occurring psychiatric disorders with individual counseling.