We found 8 addiction providers who accept OSW near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Gregory Acampora's area of specialization is addiction psychiatry. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Atrius Health and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Acampora accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Acampora is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Douglas Eastwood Award - Anesthesiology and Ruth Fox Scholarship Award (ASAM). Dr. Acampora (or staff) speaks French and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Twelve-Step Program

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

Dr. Timothy Wilens, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in addiction psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, and addiction medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and psychopharmacology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wilens accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Wilens graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wilens's distinctions include: Multiple; Best Doctors In America; Associate Professor Of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical; and School.

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Clinical interests: Psychopharmacology, Attention Deficit Disorder

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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 has indicated that his clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Matthews trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received the following distinction: **Additional Board Certification in Addiction Psychiatry**, 1998. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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 works as an addiction psychiatrist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She studied medicine at Ankara University. For her residency, Dr. Ward trained at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Ward has received professional recognition including the following: Aadrpt'S Outstanding International Medical and Graduate Award. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Suzanne Bird sees patients in Boston, MA. Her medical specialty is addiction psychiatry. Dr. Bird is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Subspecialty Board Certification in Addiction. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bird is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karsten Kueppenbender practices addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kueppenbender completed his residency training at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Wilkenfeld Scholarship-American Group; Psychotherapy Association.; and Mel Kayce Award for Excellence. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Kueppenbender's professional affiliations include McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Carlos Suarez practices addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Suarez obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Lily Awad is an addiction medicine and psychiatry specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Awad is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Awad is conversant in Spanish.

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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.