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University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus offers quality inpatient treatment to adults aged 18 and older who are in need of detoxification for drug or alcohol dependency. Care is offered in a caring, non-judgmental environment away from the stress and pressures of daily life.


Treatment is tailored to the individual needs of each patient and includes a complete range of medical, psychological and social services. Our team of physicians, nurses, social workers and administrative staff is sensitive to a patient’s need for privacy and confidentiality, and work closely with each patient to provide the care and support needed to overcome their addictions and the often serious health problems that can result from prolonged substance abuse.


Our services include:

  • An initial assessment of the patient, including a review of their medical history
  • A complete physical examination and laboratory work-up
  • An evaluation by our nursing staff
  • Medical stabilization and detoxification
  • Chemical dependency services
  • Discharge planning, including referral to outpatient services, residential services, halfway houses and other community resources

We work with adults, 18 or older, who are intoxicated or experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms from certain drugs. Detoxification includes a medically supervised hospital stay, which usually lasts up to 2 to 3 days. The inpatient stay includes:

  • Assessment
  • Admission
  • Detoxification
  • Discharge Planning

For those needing treatment during evenings and weekends, please go to the Emergency Department at UMMC Midtown Campus.

Meet the Chemical Dependency Team

Michael Hayes, MD
Medical Director, Chemical Dependency Services

Kofi Owusu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Marian Currens, CR-ANP
Chemical Dependency Service Nurse Practitioner