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We found 4 addiction providers who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Tampa, FL.

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Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease), Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
4422 E Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL
(813) 384-4010

Dr. Lawrence Wilson practices urology (urinary tract disease), addiction medicine, and psychiatry. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Jayendra Chamanlal Choksi MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
2630 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 930-9310

Dr. Jayendra Choksi practices addiction medicine and psychiatry. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and B.J. Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient ratings for Dr. Choksi average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Medicine, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
200 S Macdill Avenue; #100
Tampa, FL
(813) 837-2814

Dr. Alexander Fine sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is addiction medicine. United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fine accepts.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
5707 N 22nd Street
Tampa, FL
(813) 272-2244

Dr. Mary Sheehan is a specialist in addiction psychiatry. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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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.