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Addiction Treatment Services at Rosary Hall

Ready for detox? Call 24/7 at 216-363-2580.

Now Available: Addiction recovery services during COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation can cause extreme anxiety for all of us. This time of uncertainty, we know, will be especially difficult on those who are in early recovery from substance use disorder. This may be exacerbated by being unable to attend group meetings or other recovery supports. 

We want all of Rosary Hall’s clients and future patients to know their care options. We are here to support your recovery process. Please visit this page regularly to find updates on an ongoing basis.

For general information about operational changes at St. Vincent due to COVID-19, visit this page.


  • Intake services
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Individual counseling
  • After care group counseling
  • Medication-assisted treatment

If you are a current patient interested in telehealth services, please complete this form.

If you are not yet a patient and would like to learn more about our services,  send us your contact information on this page.


St. Vincent is committed to your wellbeing, and is taking many precautions to limit exposure to respiratory illness exposure for all patients on site. This includes embracing screening upon entrance to the hospital, social distancing (keeping people 6 feet apart), limiting groups to 10 total participants, increasing sanitation protocols and more. It is essential for us to continue to offer Rosary Hall services onsite. Addiction and relapse increase with stress and isolation.

  • Intake services
  • Medical evaluation and ongoing assessments
  • Inpatient detoxification
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Individual counseling
  • After care group counseling
  • Medication-assisted treatment

If you are not yet a patient and would like to learn more about our services, send us your contact information on this page.


Freedom from Addiction

The battle to be free from alcohol or drug dependency is never easy, but it can be won. At Rosary Hall, patients and their families find the road to freedom in a recovery process that’s compassionate, comprehensive and one of the best in the country. In fact, Rosary Hall is the only addiction treatment center in the region to provide a full spectrum of the most current treatment options, from hospital detoxification to community-based rehabilitation, to the latest medication-assisted treatments.

Treatment That’s Just for You

Every patient has unique needs in his or her personal battle to break the stronghold of addiction. Through an individual evaluation, we will determine where you are in the addiction process and develop a comprehensive, individualized plan that combine’s today’s cutting edge treatment options with a compassionate, human touch. Tailoring a plan to fit each individual is an essential component to returning to a life free from addiction.

Expertise at Every Step

An effective treatment program involves many steps and a commitment from each patient. That’s why Rosary Hall provides a continuum of care founded on the 12-step, abstinence-based model. This continuum of care seamlessly transitions patients through a process of inpatient medical withdrawal/detoxification to outpatient rehabilitation and into community-based support networks.

Our Experts

Chris Adelman, MD
Co-Medical Director of Rosary Hall
Addiction Medicine

Ted Parran, Jr., MD, FACP
Co-Associate Medical Director of Rosary Hall
Addiction Medicine

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Proven Care, Conveniently Located

Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Rosary Hall offers convenient access to care for those living and working in the city, as well as its surrounding suburbs.


Ready for detox? Call Rosary Hall 24/6 at 216-363-2580.

For non-emergency situations, please feel welcome to email us at 

A Legacy of Compassion and Excellence

Founded in 1952, Rosary Hall has been at the forefront of treating alcoholism and drug dependency for more than 60 years.

In fact, its founder, Sister Ignatia Gavin, worked hand-in-hand with Dr. Robert Smith after he co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous in Akron, Ohio. Today, Rosary Hall’s innovative efforts continue to be fueled not only by decades of proven experience in treating more than 100,000 men and women, but also by the compassion that is a hallmark of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.

We believe that people heal people.

That’s why Rosary Hall places great emphasis on the development of its staff. Led by two of the leading physicians in addiction medicine, our team of chemical dependency nurses, counselors, social workers, recovery coaches, case manager and volunteers form the Rosary Hall family.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

Legacy of Sr. Ignatia Gavin, CSA, Founder of Rosary Hall

In 1952, a tiny 63-year-old nun undertook a formidable assignment – move from Akron to Cleveland to serve alcoholics at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Sister Ignatia had previous experience treating alcoholics at Akron’s St. Thomas Hospital, where she worked with Robert H. Smith, MD, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Revered as the “Angel of Mercy,” Sister Ignatia worked tirelessly raising money for Rosary Hall and treating patients until her retirement in 1965. By that time, Rosary Hall was considered one of the finest treatment centers in the nation. Sister Ignatia leaves a legacy of caring devotion to more than 20,000 alcoholics during her life.

Sacred Heart Badge

The Sacred Heart Badge is given to all those who participate and complete Rosary Hall treatment programs. The familiar badge owes its origin to St. Margaret Mary. On one occasion, Christ appeared to her, he expressed the wish that those who loved him should wear or carry a picture of his Sacred Heart. St. Margaret Mary responded by making some little pictures which she and her friends carried. These were really the first Sacred Heart Badges.

The Sacred Heart Badge symbol serves to remind us of Christ’s love for each of us. The Badge has proven to be a comfort, an inspiration, a source of spiritual strength as a sacramental or visible sign by which God’s benediction is invoked on the person who has one.

When Sr. Ignatia Gavin, founder of Rosary Hall, worked at Rosary Hall, she presented every client with a Sacred Heart Badge upon completion of the program. Rosary Hall still keeps this Sr. Ignatia’s tradition alive and well today.

the addicted brain: A presentation by Dr. Ted Parran, associate medical director of rosary hall

Treatment Services

Innovative treatments, personalized care plans, intensive outpatient rehabilitation and groundbreaking addiction treatment research are among the many staff-driven efforts at Rosary Hall. Key services, include:

Intake services

Provides information, intake and referrals for all Rosary Hall services and programs.

Medical evaluations and ongoing assessments

Individuals are evaluated during a face-to-face session to determine the nature and extent of their misuse and/or addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Medical stabilization and acute care detoxification in a hospital setting

Our 27-bed inpatient detoxification and assessment unit is located at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The average length of stay is three - five days, with services provided by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, counselors, nutritionists, pastoral counselors, social workers, case managers and recovery coaches to help guide patients through their hospital stay.

Intensive outpatient

Intensive outpatient programs can be attended during the day or evening and provide primary rehabilitation services to patients who do not require hospitalization. The program typically includes four group sessions per week for five weeks.

“Rosary Hall is a great program and I’m grateful I was able to be a part of it. The staff was very understanding and helpful. I learned so much about being an alcoholic, as well as information on how to recover successfully. I liked the group meetings and layout plan for giving me the tools that are needed to recover. The staff makes you feel confident and I’m just so grateful I have had the chance to change my life through Rosary Hall.”

Individual counseling

One-on-one meetings with a counselor or social worker to assist in achieving treatment objectives.


Patients who have completed a primary rehabilitation program typically continue treatment in early recovery in the aftercare program. This is a one-hour-per-week group therapy program lasting a minimum of 12 weeks.

“I am so grateful that I came to Rosary Hall. At first I thought that I wouldn’t learn much because I had been through recovery programs before. But, I learned so much about myself and my feelings. This program has helped me to open up and share some things that I was never comfortable sharing before. The group sessions are great and meditation was a great way for me to start my day. I came to class feeling anxious on most day, but by the time I left I felt calm and motivated to get through the rest of my day sober. Thank you! This program has truly been a blessing!”

Family program

Education, support and counseling of families is integral to Rosary Hall’s rehabilitation programs. During primary rehabilitation, the family is encouraged to attend sessions that include education, multi-family group therapy sessions, individual family member counseling and orientation to 12-step recovery for families.

“Rosary Hall is a great place for others trying to recover from addiction. Even those who are sober can still find knowledge through this program.”

Case-managed transition into community and support networks

We assist patients in moving from treatment at Rosary Hall to self-help recovery programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Case management is also provided to transition individuals to the next level of care and to other support services.

Medication-assisted treatment

Rosary Hall is one of only a few substance abuse treatment facilities in Ohio to offer buprenorphine therapy (trade name Suboxone) for treating opiate addictions. Outcomes in treating opiate addictions have never been better. To assist certain patients in maintaining abstinence from alcohol, we also prescribe Campral.


Ready for detox? Call Rosary Hall 24/7 at 216-363-2580.

Also, for non-emergency situations, feel welcome to email us at