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We found 5 addiction providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Spring Hill, FL.

Dr. Jamie Robert Smolen, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Other
13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Smolen's area of specialization is addiction psychiatry. The average patient rating for Dr. Smolen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smolen has indicated that his clinical interests include alcohol abuse, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy services. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.

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Clinical interests: Alcohol Abuse, Pain, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Tonja Terrelle Johnson, MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
16057 Tampa Palms Boulevard W; #347
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tonja Johnson works as a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Addiction Medicine
1010 E Busch Boulevard; Suite 103
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rao Gudapati is an adult cardiologist and addiction medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MyBlue, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gudapati studied medicine at Andhra Medical College.

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Dr. Jayendra Chamanlal Choksi, MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
2630 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayendra Choksi is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. In his practice, Dr. Choksi focuses on attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and B.J. Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
16554 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sheehan is an addiction psychiatrist. Dr. Sheehan's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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.