Substance Use Disorder Services (SUDS) - John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

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Substance Use Disorder Services (SUDS)

The mission of the Substance Use Disorder Services (SUDS) of the Detroit VA Medical Center is to provide comprehensive, individualized and state-of-the-art treatment for Veterans experiencing Substance Use Disorders and related problems consistent with the mission of the Mental Health Service and this medical center

Veterans can be assessed to determine the services most appropriate for them; services may include one or a combination of services:

  • Assessment and Intake
  • Outpatient Detoxification
  • Inpatient Detoxification
  • Opioid Treatment
  • Outpatient Recovery
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Transitions
  • Tobacco Treatment
  • Relapse Prevention

Veterans seeking treatment for chemical dependency are encouraged to visit the Seventh Floor (Blue Side) Reception Desk between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. You will be seen by a triage worker who will help determine the appropriate services for you. You may also see an Intake Worker, who will review your history, treatment needs, and start the appropriate plan of action designed on an individual basis. If medical assistance is necessary, you will be referred to a doctor or nurse to complete an assessment.

Detoxification Services

Medication is available to assist with detoxification on an outpatient basis. If medical service is required, you may be detoxified on an inpatient unit. You will be evaluated by a medical professional who will determine the appropriate level of treatment and possible medications.

Location of Service in Medical Center:

7th floor, Blue Tower

Contact information:

Katrina BeShears, Coordinator 313-576-4983

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact Info


  • 7th floor, Blue Tower

Contact Number(s)

  • 313-576-1000 Ext. 61068 or 64343

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.