Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai

Inpatient Services

At the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai, inpatient treatment is often the beginning of the recovery process for many patients. Inpatient treatment is designed to help an individual develop the basic skills that they will need to achieve a successful recovery from addiction. Our inpatient programs are offered at two Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai (AIMS) inpatient locations, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Evaluation
At the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai, good treatment begins with a sensitive consultation and comprehensive assessment. Assessments and clinical decisions are made by our team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists and substance abuse counselors.

Evaluation services include:

  • Triage and monitoring for withdrawal, medical, and psychiatric problems
  • History and physical examination
  • Diagnostic lab tests and urine toxicology
  • Biopsychosocial assessment using:
    • Addiction Severity Index (ASI)
    • Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)
    • ASAM Placement Criteria (APC)
    • Family evaluation
    • Psychiatric evaluation
    • Development of initial treatment plan
    • Feedback session with patient and/or family
    • Telephone and/or written report to referral source
    • Insurance analysis and pre-certification

Detoxification
Detoxification is the removal of substances from an individual’s system. Detoxification treatments for acute withdrawal syndromes require immediate medical attention. Treatment includes engagement, assessment, motivation and referral. Detoxification is often the first step to long-term treatment and recovery.

At the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai, our state-of-the-art medical facilities enable us to provide patients with a safe and humane environment for detoxification that helps mitigate the symptoms of withdrawal. A patient’s length of stay depends on the type of substance and their medical condition.

Rehabilitation
Inpatient rehabilitation (inpatient rehab) is an intensive treatment modality that provides patients with a 24/7 safe and structured therapeutic setting. Inpatient rehab is generally the first step in the recovery process after detoxification.  When participating in our inpatient program, patients are put on a routine that includes teaching them how to experience life without drugs or alcohol.

At the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai, we believe family is an essential element to a patient’s recovery. We believe that mending and building family relationships are integrally involved in the patient’s recovery from addiction and we encourage consistent family participation.

Basic Goals of Treatment

  • Stabilize the patient through aggressive treatment of the addiction, as well as any associated medical and/or psychiatric problems
  • Help the person understand and accept her or his addiction
  • Begin to develop the skills necessary to remain abstinent

  • Daily therapy sessions (individual, group, and family)
  • Discussion groups
  • Daily self-help groups
  • Medical supervision
  • Family program
  • Psychiatric services
  • HIV support groups
  • Nutritious meals
  • Personal quiet time
  • Lectures and multimedia education programs
  • Weekend visits with family and friends
  • Access to medical and psychiatric care if needed
  • Spiritual care

  • Medical evaluation and treatment
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Psychoeducational Groups
  • Motivational Enhancement Groups
  • Relaxation/Stress Reduction
  • Intensive Relapse Prevention Training
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (day)
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Intensive Family Program
  • Individual, Group, Couples, and Family Sessions
  • Referral for ongoing counseling
  • Self-help groups on site (daily)
  • Discharge planning and referral for continuing care