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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 6900
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Wilens practices addiction psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, and addiction medicine in Boston, MA. In Dr. Wilens's practice, he is particularly interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and psychopharmacology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wilens has received distinctions including Multiple; Best Doctors In America; Associate Professor Of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical; and School. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Psychopharmacology, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Gregory Alexander Acampora, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Acampora's specialty is addiction psychiatry. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Acampora accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Acampora attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Acampora has received the following distinctions: Douglas Eastwood Award - Anesthesiology and Ruth Fox Scholarship Award (ASAM). Dr. Acampora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian. His professional affiliations include Atrius Health and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Twelve-Step Program

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
One Bowdin Place, 15 New Chardon Street; 9th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Matthews is a specialist in addiction psychiatry. He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Matthews obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matthews include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the distinction of **Additional Board Certification in Addiction Psychiatry**, 1998. Dr. Matthews is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
16 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Emine Ward is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Revere, MA and Boston, MA. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ward graduated from Ankara University. She trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received professional recognition including the following: Aadrpt'S Outstanding International Medical and Graduate Award. Dr. Ward welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Suzanne Bird is a physician who specializes in addiction psychiatry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bird accepts. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Bird has received the distinction of Subspecialty Board Certification in Addiction. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bird's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Karsten Kueppenbender is an addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine specialist in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA. He is professionally affiliated with McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kueppenbender is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kueppenbender's training includes residency programs at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Wilkenfeld Scholarship-American Group; Psychotherapy Association.; and Mel Kayce Award for Excellence. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street; Psychiatry Department
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carlos Suarez works as an addiction psychiatrist and child & adolescent psychiatrist. Dr. Suarez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Suarez attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Suarez is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
15 Parkman Avenue Wac 812
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lily Awad works as a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist in Boston, MA. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Awad graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Awad welcomes new patients.

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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.