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Chemical Dependence Unit

The Chemical Dependence Unit (CDU) 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 & 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
Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship

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
CDU Social Worker

Ashley Sheldon
Peer Recovery Specialist