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Chemical Dependence Unit

The Chemical Dependence Unit (CDU) is a 26-bed inpatient medical unit that provides safe, medical detoxification for those addicted to alcohol, benzodiazipines and opiates. Other services offered by unit staff include health education and recovery groups (including a 12-step program), and guidance for setting up after-care.


Admission screenings are facilitated through the Intake Office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are preferred.** To make an appointment, please call 410-550-1910.

**"Walk-ins" will be screened, however there is no guarantee of bed availability.

Insurance Information

Most insurance plans are accepted. Intake staff can assist with any insurance questions. For more information, please call 410-550-1910.

Faculty & Staff

Photo of Dr. Darius Anthony Rastegar, M.D.

Rastegar, Darius Anthony, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Inpatient Chemical Dependence Unit, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Kathy Petrush, RN

Charge Nurse

Benoit Janvier, RN

Intake Coordinator

Robert Ragan

Addiction Counselor