Addictions Program

The addiction program in the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry has been in existence for over 10 years.  Our approach to addiction treatment is scientifically based. We follow the guidelines of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Medication assisted treatment (suboxone, naltrexone, vivitrol) is available when requested by the patient and deemed appropriate by the psychiatrist.

Each patient is carefully evaluated by our staff, and treatment is tailored to the patient’s needs.  Some patients may benefit from medication; others primarily need counseling. The clinic has CADC-certified counselors as well as board-certified psychiatrists. Many patients suffering from the disease of addiction also have psychiatric needs.  Our psychiatrists and counselors are very familiar with treating dual diagnosis patients. We do accept referrals from inpatient or residential programs.

Our current staff:

 Chris Stewart, MD: : Dr. Stewart is the Director of the Addictions Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is board certified in addiction psychiatry by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Stewart is also board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and directs the addiction psychiatry fellowship program at the University of Louisville. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Stewart is certified as a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the International Registry of Group Psychotherapists, American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Our addiction clinic is currently accepting patients. If you are interested in treatment, please call 502-588-4450 and choose option #5. Leave your name and phone number, and you will receive a call back from one of our staff members who will gather more information and explain the program in further detail.  We accept most forms of insurance including Medicaid.