Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs can severely affect your health — causing organ failure, cancer, and a host of other medical conditions. Addiction to those substances is a chronic brain disease.
Substance use disorders are the clinical term for addiction to alcohol or drugs, which causes significant impairment. More than 20 million Americans have substance use disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
NewYork-Presbyterian offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs for those struggling with substance use disorders. Our multidisciplinary care team uses scientifically validated treatment approaches. Along with your family and support network, we work with you to develop the skills necessary to move beyond addiction.
The Division of Public Health Programs provides integrated medical and psychiatric treatment and consultation for patients with substance use disorders in outpatient and inpatient settings. Faculty provide education and conduct research on topics related to substance use issues including: studying the integrated care model, epidemiology and treatment of Hepatitis C infection in drug users, and understanding immunity in opioid users. The division's faculty and staff offer clinical care including treatment of PTSD in returning Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, healthcare workforce mental health treatment and referral, medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid users, and alcohol and substance use treatment to a wide range of patients in different settings employing a number of modalities.
Patient care is provided by the Division of Public Health Programs at several centers of excellence, that encompass a wide range of expertise.