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Addiction and Substance Abuse


  • Addiction, or substance abuse, is a dependence on something such as alcohol, drugs or medications. Some addictions cause great harm to a person’s physical or mental well-being. All Belmont patients are screened for drug or alcohol abuse.

    Learn how to identify the signs of addiction.

    Treatment

    We care for mental health patients who also have co-occurring drug and/or alcohol problems with treatments tailored to their individual conditions, including:

    • Detoxification methods such as benzodiazepine taper for patients dependent on alcohol and sedative drugs or palliative medications for patients dependent on opiates
    • Other medication supportive of co-occurring recovery
    • Individual, group or family therapy
    • Counseling by board-certified addictions specialists and staff accredited by the Division Drug Alcohol Program Licensure
    • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat severe depression
    • Leisure planning
    • Stress management
    • Wellness activities
    • Family interventions
    • Medication treatment and education
    • Additional therapies, such as psychodrama or art therapy
    • Self-help referrals when appropriate
    • Specially trained care teams made up of former addicts who are in long-term recovery and serve as mentors to current patients

    Attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings is encouraged, with the expectation patients will continue participation after treatment.

    Any medical complications the patient may have can be treated by Belmont medical staff, or if needed, by physicians at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia.

    FACILITIES

    Belmont provides both inpatient and outpatient addictions treatment, as well as the only dedicated addiction recovery program for seniors in the region.

    Inpatient addiction beds are located at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. Belmont’s addictions program treats patients whose primary diagnosis is a mental health problem.

    Visiting Hours

    Tuesday and Friday: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
    Weekends and holidays: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    The inpatient unit is directed by a board-certified addictions specialist and is licensed by the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Public Welfare (DPW), the Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure (DDAPL) and the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol (BDAP).

    Outpatient addictions care is provided through Woodside Hall Outpatient Addictions Treatment Program.

    Learn more about national organizations that offer information about substance abuse

    Our addiction program's annual report is available for review. If you wish to view the report, please contact Paul Boyd, Clinical Coordinator for Co-Occurring Program, at 215-581-3740 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.220.4357

    Accreditation & Partnerships



    Belmont Behavioral Health Seal

    Joint commission gold seal


    Licenses

    • Department of Health (DOH)
    • Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
    • Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure (DDAPL)
    • Bureau of Drug and Alcohol (BDAP)

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