Founding Director (as of January 2014)
Walter Ling, M.D.
Associate Directors
Co-Directors (as of January 2014)

Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., and Christine E. Grella, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor
M. Douglas Anglin, Ph.D.
(former Associate Director, 1999-2010)
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UCLA Addiction Medicine Service

UCLA ISAP utilizes and supports the UCLA Addiction Medicine Service, located at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric ­Hospital at UCLA. Researchers at UCLA and elsewhere continue to develop new and increasingly effective medical and psychological treatments to hasten substance abuse recovery.
The UCLA Addiction Medicine Service, which is directed by Karen Miotto, M.D., provides comprehensive, scientifically based assessment and treatment in a caring and confidential environment. Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders involving numerous substances are treated, including alcohol, prescription pain medications, cocaine, methamphetamine, opiates, benzodiazepines, and club drugs (e.g., Ecstasy and GHB).

An interdisciplinary team of experts offers a complete continuum of care based on the individual’s needs, including inpatient and outpatient detoxification services for patients with co-occurring substance abuse and major psychiatric illnesses, partial hospitalization, structured outpatient treatment, and aftercare.
Treatment incorporates any or all of the ­following:

  • addiction and recovery education
  • Matrix Model/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for relapse prevention
  • family involvement
  • psychoeducational groups
  • medication management

Scope of Services

Inpatient Care Program

The Inpatient Care Program is housed in the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital’s pavilion on the UCLA campus in Westwood (Los Angeles), California. This unit specializes in the treatment of adults with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. Based upon the patient’s specific needs, a combination of physician ­addiction specialists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and registered nurses join together to form a highly personalized treatment team to facilitate the individual’s recovery. In ­addition to the medical management of substance abuse disorders, patients are assessed, diagnosed, and treated for any psychiatric or medical complications stemming from or affecting their substance use disorder. Referral to residential treatment programs for patients who require long-term inpatient treatment is also arranged.

Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs

The UCLA Partial Hospitalization Program helps patients transition from an inpatient to an outpatient treatment setting and provides a structured ­environment for patients who do not need 24-hour supervision after detoxification but require more intensive care than an outpatient setting can provide. The Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program provides group therapy and medication management for individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders.

Outpatient Care Program

The UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, directed by Larissa Mooney, M.D., provides a range of outpatient services, including comprehensive evaluation and medication management for substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Collaboration with psychosocial treatment providers in the community is provided, allowing individuals to continue to work and perform daily activities while pursuing addiction treatment.

For more information, call (310) 825-9989 or (800) 825-9989.

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