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Substance Abuse Treatment and Research

Substance Abuse is a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. The Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers multiple substance abuse services at two convenient locations. We continue to advance understanding and treatment through ongoing research and clinical trials with  The Johns Hopkins Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

  • Addiction Treatment Services (ATS)

    A comprehensive treatment center offering standard outpatient care, and intensive outpatient care including treatment for dual-diagnosis patients.

  • Addiction in Adolescence

    Substance abuse and mental health services to youth and young adults between the ages of 14 and 22.

  • Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU)

    An outpatient research clinic that is part of a broad-based research program conducting human laboratory and clinical treatment research.

  • Center for Addiction and Pregnancy

    An outpatient program with an overnight stay service providing a comprehensive, coordinated, and multidisciplinary approach to drug-dependent pregnant women (including post-partum) as well as pediatric services.

  • Center for Learning and Health

    A research unit dedicated to developing and testing innovative employment-based interventions to reduce drug addiction.

  • Chemical Dependence Unit

    A 18-bed inpatient medical unit that provides safe, medical detoxification for those addicted to alcohol or benzodiazipines.

  • Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

    Offers assessment and transition services to individuals suffering from both substance use disorders and other psychiatric illnesses.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Treating Substance Abuse

Eric Strain, M.D., and his colleagues are developing exciting new therapies for patients who struggle with substance abuse all while expanding their treatment capacity.