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We found 4 addiction providers who accept Gold Navigate 1500 near Tampa, FL.

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Specializes in Urology, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
4422 E Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL

Dr. Lawrence Wilson works as an urologist, psychiatrist, and addiction medicine specialist. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson honors. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
4422 E. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL

Dr. Jason Fields is a specialist in addiction medicine and psychiatry. He is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.

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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. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Choksi is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choksi accepts. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and B.J. Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
5707 N 22nd Street
Tampa, FL

Dr. Mary Sheehan practices addiction psychiatry in Tampa, FL. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze.

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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.