About Us
For more than 40 years, Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City has operated the largest non-profit Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) in the United States, with 17 clinics throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Methadone maintenance has proven to be an invaluable tool for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of opioid-addicted individuals. Our program helps patients eliminate opioid addiction and become self-reliant.

Mission
Our mission is to provide the highest quality addiction services to opioid-addicted individuals who seek methadone maintenance treatment. Moreover, we do this with an emphasis on patient self-reliance, dignity and compassion, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, belief system, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Methadone Maintenance
Breaking an opioid addiction can be extremely difficult. Methadone maintenance is not a cure, but a treatment that can be very effective. Methadone is a long-acting, synthetic medication which, when used in maintenance treatment, will:

  • Prevent opioid withdrawal symptoms
  • Stop the patient’s physical need for opioids and allow the patient to function in his/her required activities
  • Block the effects of street opioids

Accreditation
Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s MMTP is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Staff
Our medical staff has specialized training and experience in the treatment of substance abuse, which is a medical disorder. All are trained in providing methadone, and many are certified to provide buprenorphine, the medication recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid addiction. With more than 80 professionally licensed nurses, MMTP provides a holistic and healthy environment for patients, not only for the disease of addiction, but also for health issues that develop throughout one’s life.

Our clinical services department is made up of highly skilled social workers with experience in the field of addiction, who provide a variety of clinical services to MMTP patients and their families. Our counselors are experienced and caring substance abuse professionals, who provide individualized counseling services that meet patients’ unique needs. The vocational rehabilitation staff helps our patients obtain jobs that are a fit for them.

Primary Care
Our Primary Medical Practice at MMTP provides the highest quality health care to our patients and their families, including management of illness, disease prevention and health maintenance. Our physicians and physician assistants are skilled and highly trained health care professionals, who work in partnership with their colleagues throughout Mount Sinai Beth Israel, to provide access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and specialty services.

Treatment
Our substance abuse counseling services assist patients in understanding addiction and recovery, reducing their ambivalence to treatment and increasing motivation for recovery. Our program is committed to providing evidence-based comprehensive treatment services, incorporating multidisciplinary modalities, and assisting patients in developing skills that lead to healthy and self-sufficient lives. Outreach and education events are held to encourage and support families in learning about recovery and relapse prevention. Aftercare clinics and counseling are available for ongoing support after the patient has stabilized.

Support services include:

  • Case management that assures the program addresses the full range of needs that might arise for an individual
  • Vocational assessment, counseling, referrals to employment, job training and job coaching
  • HIV pre- and post-test counseling assistance, with partner notification
  • Specialized services for women
  • Family support services, including family preservation and reunification, family counseling, parent education and support groups
  • Psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and other psychosocial support services
  • Group sessions, including relapse prevention, dual diagnosis and gender-specific issues
  • Self-help groups

In addition to the direct services provided, the program helps patients navigate the social service systems based in their communities.

Legal services are available by referral.

Admission
To qualify for admission to Beth Israel’s MMTP, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of New York State
  • Have a government-issued photo ID
  • Have a current or recent opiate addiction; applicant may be dually diagnosed with addiction and a pain disorder
  • Be 21 years of age or older and have a one-year history of opiate addiction
OR
  • Be 18 to 21 years of age and have a two-year history of opiate addiction
  • Pregnant women may be admitted with less than a one-year addiction history
Contact Us
To provide the most convenient care possible, MMTP has clinics throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Call 1-877-DETOX-ME (1-877-338-6963).

For additional information on a particular clinic, including hours of operation, please call the numbers below.

1825 Park Avenue
2nd Floor; Clinics 6 and 7 (212) 774-3260
3rd Floor (Billie’s Place) (212) 774-3277
4th Floor; Clinic 2 (212) 774-3200
8th Floor; Clinic 1 (212) 774-3210
8th Floor; Clinic 3 (212) 744-3230
 
149 West 124th Street
6th Floor; Clinic 8 (212) 864-8177
6th Floor; Clinic 8D (212) 864-0904
 
Avenue A Clinic
26 Avenue A (212) 420-2079
 
Gouverneur Clinic
109-11 Delancey Street (212) 420- 2086
 
Marie Nyswander Clinic
721 Ninth Avenue (212) 247-7180
 
429 Second Avenue
Clinic 1E (212) 726-6800
Clinic 2F (212) 726-6821
Clinic 3G (212) 726-6823
 
435 Second Avenue
Clinic 2C (212) 726-6822
Clinic 3C (212) 726-6824
 
Brooklyn
Cumberland Clinic
100 Flatbush Avenue (718) 237-9600
 
Vincent Dole
25 Twelfth Street (718) 965-7900

For intake, you may reach the clinics directly, or call (212) 256-2326.