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Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Male


Call Today: (216) 363-2580

Christopher L. Adelman, M.D.


Addiction Psychiatry Board Certified Accepting New Patients

Addiction Medicine Board Certified Accepting New Patients

Primary Location: SVCMC Main Campus

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Gender: Male


2351 East 22nd St.
Rosary Hall

Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone: (216) 363-2580

Fax: (216) 363-2621

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Disabled Access: No

Public Transportation: No


Dr. Christopher Adelman is a co-medical director of Rosary Hall.

Founded in 1952, Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 65 years. Our founder, Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, worked in collaboration with Dr. Robert Smith after he co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12-step principles of which still serve as the foundation of our continuum of care. Today, Rosary Hall’s innovative efforts continue to be fueled by compassion and decades of proven experience in treating more than 65,000 men and women.

Patients and their families find the road to freedom in our evidenced-based recovery process that’s compassionate, comprehensive, and widely recognized as one the best in the country. Rosary Hall provides a full spectrum of the most current treatment options, including hospital detoxification, outpatient treatment, and the latest medication-assisted treatments. We work hand-in-hand with sober living homes and Ohio recovery houses to ensure clients receive the support they need to sustain recovery.

Physician Biography:

In 1987, Dr. Adelman moved to Cleveland from Oklahoma to become Medical Director at St. Vincent Charity Hospital of Rosary Hall’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction Program.  Dr. Adelman attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Adelman is on the faculty of the CWRU Family Medicine residency program. In 1979 he began his medical practice in Montana as an emergency room physician and within a few years became the first medical director of his hospital’s addiction treatment program. Dr. Adelman is board-certified in emergency medicine and continues to work in one of our local Emergency Departments. Dr. Adelman and his associate Dr. Ted Parran also provide addiction services to Harbor Light, Cleveland Treatment Center (methadone maintenance), Windsor-Laurelwood Hospital, Stella Maris alcohol and drug addiction treatment center and provide consultative services at several other treatment programs in Northeast Ohio.  In 1990 Dr. Adelman and Parran started an addiction medicine fellowship (or training program) for physicians.  They have trained more than 35 family practice, psychiatric, internal medicine, OB/GYN and pediatric physicians, many of whom are practicing in the Cleveland area.

Treatment & Services

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addictive Disorders
  • Alcohol use
  • Anger management
  • Anger/Stress Management
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral health
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Consult Liaison Psychiatry
  • Counseling
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Drug use
  • Elimination disorders
  • Feeding and eating disorders
  • Forensic Evaluation and Treatment
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Insomnia
  • Life Coaching, Goal Facilitation and Lifestyle Changes
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Medication-induced movement disorders and other adverse effects of medication
  • Mental health
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Other mental disorders
  • Paraphilic disorders
  • Peer support
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Assessment Evaluation
  • Psychological services
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relaxation
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Sleep problems
  • Sleep-wake disorders
  • Somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Social work
  • Stress management
  • Substance use disorder
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and stress-related disorders

Recent Posts

December 1, 2020

Cleveland Magazine's Top Doctors: The Toll COVID-19 Has Taken On Those Battling Addiction

As part of the December 2020 cover story for Cleveland Magazine, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's co-medical directors of Rosary Hall, Dr. Theodore V. Parran and Dr. Christopher Adelman, discuss the importance of ongoing addiction treatment durin ...continue reading

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August 9, 2020

UH and St. Vincent to Improve Access to Addiction Care

The $2.89 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will expand and extend the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in partnership with and alongside the long-standing SVCMC Addict ...continue reading

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July 16, 2019

Rosary Hall group uses art therapy to help patients in treatment for drug addiction

Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 60 years, so it's no surprise the program is using a new approach - art therapy - to help work toward recovery. Some of this inspiring artwork was on displ ...continue reading

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March 28, 2019

Cleveland Improbable Players offer reality of addiction and recovery in dramatization at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Cleveland’s Plain Dealer joined addition treatment caregivers and clients of Rosary Hall this week to view a dramatic performance staged by the Improbable Players. The professional troupe brings a raw, riveting message about addiction to schools and ...continue reading

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