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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

The Wake Forest Baptist Approach

When alcohol and drugs are a problem, you can turn to us (brochure at the bottom of this page).

The intensive outpatient chemical dependency program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is dedicated to providing exceptional care using highly trained professionals in the field of chemical dependency. Our approach is one of caring and focused treatment that maximizes the potential of each patient on the road to recovery. We provide an individualized, structured, continuing program of recovery to aid individuals in achieving and maintaining recovery.

As part of our intensive outpatient program, we offer these services:

  • Confidential Assessments
  • Buprenorphine/Suboxone Management
  • Individual Treatment Planning
  • Medication Management
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • 12-Step Orientation
  • Random Drug Screening
  • Family Education in Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Continuing Care Programs

Admission Criteria

  • Diagnosis of alcoholism or other chemical dependencies
  • Willingness and ability to participate in treatment
  • Not dangerous to self or others to the point of requiring hospitalization
  • Withdrawal symptoms, if any, to be managed in an outpatient setting
  • Willingness and ability to assume financial responsibility

The Treatment Process

Each session is designed to cover a wide range of topics related to chemical dependency and recovery. Topics include:

  • The disease concept of addiction
  • Spirituality and recovery
  • Preventing slips and relapses
  • Triggers
  • Family rules/roles
  • The whole person concept of recovery
  • Recovery versus abstinence

Substance Abuse Program Faculty and Staff 

     Dean Melton  Dr. James Kimball  Tereia Cook MA LCAS, LPC, CCS  David Burns, M.A., LCAS
 Dean MeltonJames Kimball, MD Tereia Cook, MADavid Burns, MA
Director ofAssociate Professor LCAS, LPC, CCS  LCAS
Addictions Program    


Referral and Admission Process

Call 336-716-4551 for an appointment. You will talk directly with a member of our staff and receive additional information about the program.

For a copy of our brochure, "When Alcohol and Drugs are a Problem, You Can Turn to Us," please click the following link and print.  Alcohol and Drugs Brochure

Quick Reference

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
791 Jonestown Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103 
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Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach (GO) Program

The GO Program

The GO Program is a collaborative outreach service that brings mental health care to homebound seniors.

Psychiatry Education Endowment Fund

To help our educational process succeed, please consider a tax-deductible gift to the Psychiatry Education Endowment Fund. Thank you for your gift of support.

Last Updated: 11-20-2017
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