Behavioral Medicine (B-Med) at the UCLA Vine Street Clinic offers evidence-based, short-term counseling for patients battling addictions, from methamphetamine dependence to cigarette smoking and everything in between. With the support of a grant from the QueensCare Foundation, these services are provided at low or no cost.

One of our patients had been a daily substance user for 18 years. Our clinicians worked closely with her to develop effective coping skills for dealing with stress. One day, she had a flat tire and lost her cell phone, two things that would frustrate anyone. Her first instinct to deal with this frustration was to use drugs, but instead she applied the skills and techniques learned at our clinic to manage her feelings without using drugs. She has maintained abstinence for more than a month and has started looking for work, a sign that her life is getting back on track.

Our clinicians work closely with patients to develop a treatment plan tailored to each individual’s needs with the goals of improving regular daily function, obtaining abstinence from substance use, reducing stress and psychological symptoms, and improving relationships with family and friends.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us at (866) 449-UCLA or email at


CBAM is a multidisciplinary center that seeks to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with health disparities. As part of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, CBAM works at the intersection of academia and community with a focus on treating addictions and preventing the spread of HIV.

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