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We found 3 addiction providers who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near Delray Beach, FL.

Dr. Alexis Rafael Renta MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
2828 S Seacrest Boulevard; Suite 210
Boynton Beach, FL
(561) 369-7644

Dr. Alexis Renta's specialties are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. He practices in Boynton Beach, FL. He is especially interested in chronic pain management. Dr. Renta has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renta is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain Management

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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry
16158 S. Military Trail
Delray Bch, FL
(561) 637-7425

Dr. Levi Cohen sees patients in Delray Beach, FL. His medical specialties are addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Cohen accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Gynecology
323 Ne 6th T Avenue
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 306-4006

Dr. Carlos Ramirez is a family medicine practitioner, gynecologist, and addiction medicine specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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What is Addiction?

The recreational use of alcohol or drugs can sometimes become so compulsive for a user that it causes physical changes to the body and brain. When people are addicted to a substance, they may want to stop using because of the harmful effects but are unable to do so on their own. Addiction recovery involves medical and psychological help to break free from an addiction.

There are generally three broad steps or phases of addiction recovery. First, detoxification removes the harmful substance from the body. This step can be difficult physically, depending on the substance and level of addiction, and in some cases it can even be life-threatening. Medical care and support are important to help patients through the uncomfortable side effects of detox.

The second step is treatment, which may involve several different kinds of psychotherapy and counseling, medication, or both. The most commonly used forms of therapy are cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and motivational interview therapy. Goals of treatment generally include developing coping skills outside of substance use, identifying what caused the substance abuse in the first place, and repairing relationships. Medications such as methadone, naltrexone, or nicotine replacement help to relieve cravings and curb the physical effects of withdrawal.

The final phase of addiction recovery is maintenance or relapse prevention. Addiction is a chronic disease and treatment will be long-term. So while care at this stage may not be as frequent or intense as during the first two stages, in order to be successful, it needs to be in place.

Addiction is a very difficult disease that takes a huge toll on patients and their loved ones. Treating addiction can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Addiction specialists provide hope to those caught in a cycle they cannot escape without help.