Admitting that you, or someone you care about, has a chemical dependency problem isn't easy. How do you know when drinking or drugs have gotten out of hand? The answer varies, but generally, if drinking or drug use interferes with family and social life, work, health, emotional stability and/or spiritual life - chemical dependency is a problem.
Chemical dependency affects individuals from all walks of life. And tragically, it impacts the family, friends and business associates of each dependent person. Chemical dependency is a disease that can not be helped by will power alone - it must be treated. If chemical dependency is not treated, it becomes progressively worse and can be fatal.
The Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center (ADRC) can help adolescents and adults whose use of drugs and/or alcohol:
- Is interfering with work, school or relationships with others; and/or
- Is resulting in problems with the legal system; and/or
- Represents a danger to oneself or others
The ADRC offers the highest quality treatment and care for people who have an alcohol and/or drug dependency problem.
How we can help
The Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center, a center of excellence at the Cleveland Clinic, provides a multi-disciplinary team approach to the evaluation and treatment of chemical dependency.
The first step to successful recovery begins with a comprehensive assessment of the patient's condition. The ADRC's multidisciplinary team performs a thorough medical, psychological and laboratory assessment, including an evaluation of:
- Current and past drug use
- Work and/or school history
- Family background
- Physical and emotional concerns
An individualized course of treatment is then prescribed.
Treatment options emphasize:
- Education about the illness of chemical dependency
- Realization of the consequences and potentially fatal nature of chemical dependency
- Recognition of symptoms of the illness and triggers that lead to chemical use
- Physical healing, beginning with detoxification and close medical evaluation and monitoring, as needed
- Practical lifestyle change strategies
- Emotional and social restoration, supported by family education and therapy as well as therapeutic and educational groups
- Twelve-step program participation and follow-up care to provide on-going support
- Relapse prevention skills training
Types of treatment
The ADRC offers inpatient and outpatient treatment, day hospitalization and family programs to make recovery a way of life. Treatment for each patient may vary, depending on the program and the patient’s personal needs.
Our treatment programs include:
- Assessment Clinic
- Inpatient Treatment Program including observation and detoxification
- Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization Program
- Intensive Outpatient Programs (three mornings or three evenings per week)
- Unit Intensive Outpatient Program (Monday through Friday mornings for 3 weeks)
- Group therapy for adolescents considered at high risk for chemical dependency
- Family Programs and Services including educational groups and support for individuals struggling with co-dependency
- Aftercare and Relapse Prevention Groups for men, women, executives, professional athletes, medical professionals, transplant patients and others with shared needs
- Optional dormitory accommodations for participating patients
About the ADRC Treatment Team
Our specialists are committed to providing comprehensive care in a compassionate setting. The ADRC interdisciplinary team of chemical dependency specialists includes board-certified psychiatrists, specially trained and licensed registered nurses and certified professional counselors. The team works closely with psychologists, biofeedback therapists, registered dietitians and physical and occupational therapists to assess patient needs and develop personalized treatment plans.
In addition, financial counselors are available to help with questions about insurance coverage and a social services department can provide referrals to community resources.
How to Contact the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center
The ADRC is open for outpatient appointments Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To make an appointment or referral, please call:
216.636.5860 or 866.588.2264 ext. 65860
- In emergency situations:
Please call the Cleveland Clinic Emergency Room at 216.445.4500 or 800.223.2273 ext. 54500
- A 24-hour Help Line is available for information and referral advice at 216.444.8739 or 800.223.2273 ext. 48739
The ADRC is a contract provider of the Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board of Cuyahoga County
This information is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.