Addiction Medicine Unit

The Addiction Medicine Unit (AMU) is an 18-bed inpatient medical unit that provides safe, medical detoxification for those addicted to alcohol or benzodiazipines.

Other services offered by unit staff include health education and recovery groups (including a 12-step program). We also have a social worker and peer recovery coach on staff for support and after-care planning.


Admission screenings are facilitated through the Intake Office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required. To make an appointment or learn more, please contact our intake offices 410-550-1910.

Insurance Information

Medical assistance and Medicare are accepted. Intake staff can assist you with any questions. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, please call 410-550-1910.

Faculty and Staff

Darius Anthony Rastegar, M.D.

  • Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Unit, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Cassandra Herbert, MS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CDNC

Patient Care Manager

Kathy Petrush, RN

Charge Nurse

Joan Russo, BSN, RN, CDNC

Intake Nurse

Elizabeth Crovo, RN, CDNC

Intake Nurse

Cathy Raab, LCSW-C

Addition Medicine Unit Social Worker

Ashley Sheldon

Peer Recovery Specialist