Psychiatric Disease

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation

The Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center (ADRC) provides a multidisciplinary team approach to the evaluation and treatment of chemical dependency. The ADRC is designed to help patients confront and overcome their chemical and/or alcohol dependency, and to assist in developing strategies for maintaining a chemical-free lifestyle.

The ADRC’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospital Programs (PHP) have been designed to provide treatment for adults who are suffering from chemical dependency. These comprehensive adult behavioral programs, which are located at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, have been created to address the unique needs of patients who can benefit from more concentrated services while maintaining active lives in the community. Overall, the aim of the IOP/PHP is to help patients reduce symptoms and achieve greater levels of functioning. The program is available 4 to 5 days per week and is generally 12 to 14 weeks in duration with an average group size of 8 to 12 patients. The last 2 months of the treatment period consist of once weekly group aftercare sessions, so the contact hours are concentrated in the first 4 to 6 weeks of the program.

Completion Rates for Outpatient Programs for Chemical Dependency (N = 133)

January 1 – December 31, 2021

ADRC = Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center

Outcomes from the ADRC’s intensive outpatient programs from January 1 through December 31, 2021, are compared with national figures.¹ Overall, 41% of patients of intensive outpatient and partial hospital discharges completed all recommended treatment compared with 25% nationally. In Cleveland Clinic's sample, 12% of patients were transferred to another treatment program compared with 35% nationally, and 41% dropped out of treatment compared with 26% nationally. No patient had treatment terminated by the facility, and 5% of patients failed to complete treatment for other reasons compared with national rates of 6.4% and 6.7%, respectively.

  1. Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) 2015 Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Studies. Page 131. Accessed July 23, 2019.