The UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine (CBAM) is a component of the UCLA Health System’s Department of Family Medicine. CBAM provides short-term behavioral health and addiction treatment through counseling and medication. Conditions the facility treats include depression, anxiety, gambling addiction, eating disorders and substance abuse.
CBAM has been in operation for over 10 years. It also operates the Vine Street Clinic, located in Hollywood. The Vine Street Clinic runs clinical trials that study substance abuse and its intersections with psychosocial and other health challenges. It has run trials on how substance abuse affects HIV/AIDS transmission and including the use of Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP in HIV/AIDS prevention.
The mission of CBAM is “to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities impacted by healthcare disparities.” Its core values are Integrity, Scientific Rigor, Teamwork and Service.
Treatment and Staff
Clients must be referred to CBAM through a primary care physician. After their initial meeting, they may receive a treatment plan that includes counseling and medication.
For those struggling with alcohol and opioid addiction, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is available with Suboxone and Vivitrol. Therapy uses CBT as well as other evidence-based modalities, and clinicians support clients learning about the SMART Recovery framework.
The Vine Street Clinic’s clinical trials are publicized through CBAM’s website and Facebook page. Currently, the clinic is running two trials for methamphetamine users—one for those who wish to stop and one for those who don’t. The clinic includes spaces for one-on-one counseling, group counseling and a laboratory.
The treatment team includes psychiatrists, nurses, physician assistants, MSWs, psychologists and Master’s of public health, all of whom have experience working with members of diverse populations.
The Vine Street Clinic has partnered with LA County to provide free condoms. CBAM has authored Getting Off: a Behavioral Treatment Intervention for Gay and Bisexual Male Methamphetamine Users, an eight-week CBT course designed to reduce substance use and high-risk sexual behaviors among that population.
CBAM clinicians work with LA County to train its health care providers on addiction treatment and HIV/AIDS prevention, and CBAM also mentors students throughout UCLA’s health care training programs.
The UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine has been studying and treating substance abuse and mental health for over a decade. Its clinicians are committed to providing effective and non-judgmental care and improving access to communities affected by health care disparities.
Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine (CBAM)
UCLA Department of Family Medicine
10880 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90024
UCLA Center for Addiction and Behavioral Medicine Cost: Accepts insurance; call for cost. Reach UCLA CBAM by phone at (310) 319-4700 or by email at [email protected]. Find UCLA CBAM on Facebook and Twitter
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