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Addiction Medicine

The Division of Addiction Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center works to promote and improve the provision of medical care to patients with substance use disorders and co-morbid medical conditions through:

  • The creation and dissemination of knowledge related to the medical care of individuals with a substance use disorder.
  • The development, maintenance and evaluation of innovative programs related to the care of individuals with a substance use disorder.
  • The mentorship of current and future clinicians in providing sensitive expert care to individuals with a substance use disorder.

Clinical Services

Comprehensive Care Practice (CCP)

The Comprehensive Care Practice (CCP) is a primary care clinic that offers a full range of primary care services. Providers in the practice have extensive expertise in treatment of HIV positive patients, as well as in the treatment of addiction. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-550-2999.

Chemical Dependence Unit (CDU)

The Chemical Dependence Unit (CDU) is an 18-bed inpatient unit that provides comprehensive medical detoxification services for patients using alcohol or opiates. While on the unit, patients prepare for the next steps in their recovery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-550-1910.

For more chemical dependence programs available throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine, visit hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/bayview/medical_services/substance_abuse or hopkinsmedicine.org/substance_abuse_center.

Inpatient Addiction Consult Service

Started in 2017, the Addiction Consult Service is part of Expanded Behavioral Health Team and provides specialty consultation services for patients with substance use disorder who are admitted to inpatient units at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The interdisciplinary team is comprised of addiction medicine attendings, addiction medicine fellows, health behavioral specialists and peer recovery specialists. Services include management of medical complications of substance use disorder, initiation of medications for substance use disorder (including buprenorphine for opioid use disorder) and linkage to addiction treatment after discharge.

The Consult Service works closely with the inpatient psychiatry consult service to provide integrated behavioral health services and improve care for patients with substance use disorders and behavioral health.

Division Leadership

Photo of Dr. Megan Elizabeth Buresh, M.D.

Buresh, Megan Elizabeth, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Inpatient Addiction Consult Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
 
Photo of Dr. Michael I Fingerhood, M.D.

Fingerhood, Michael I, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, the Comprehensive Care Practice
 
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
Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship
 
La Tasha Barnwell

La Tasha Barnwell, MPH

Senior Administrative Manager

Debra Blunt

 

Debra Blunt

Practice Administrator