Inpatient Rehabilitation Service

You’ll use medical and psychotherapeutic interventions to treat patients for drug and alcohol dependence during this unopposed rotation.

You’ll learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of psychoactive substance use and dependence. Using standard criteria, you’ll evaluate patients to determine the most appropriate level of care.

You’ll become competent managing inpatient rehabilitation for patients abusing alcohol, prescription drugs and street drugs, including cocaine, heroin and amphetamines. You’ll also medically manage patients in opioid substitution therapy.

You’ll use a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches to treat addiction, including:

  • cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • 12-step facilitation
  • motivation enhancement
  • psychodynamic therapy

Caseload

6-7 patients per day 

Patient Population

  • 60 percent male
  • 16-60 years old
  • 70 percent white
  • 20 percent African-American
  • 10 percent Hispanic
  • diagnoses: opiate/alcohol dependence, chronic pain, mood disorders 

Clinical Site

Length of Rotation

4 weeks