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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. Dr. Wilens has indicated that his clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and psychopharmacology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Wilens's distinctions include: Multiple; Best Doctors In America; Associate Professor Of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical; and School. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialty is addiction psychiatry. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Atrius Health and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acampora takes. Dr. Acampora welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Acampora include: Douglas Eastwood Award - Anesthesiology and Ruth Fox Scholarship Award (ASAM). Dr. Acampora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian.

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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' medical specialty is addiction psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matthews include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He 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. He has received the following distinction: **Additional Board Certification in Addiction Psychiatry**, 1998. Dr. Matthews is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting 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's area of specialization is addiction psychiatry. After completing medical school at Ankara University, Dr. Ward performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received the following distinctions: Aadrpt'S Outstanding International Medical and Graduate Award. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ward has an open panel.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Suzanne Bird works as an addiction psychiatrist in Boston, MA. Dr. Bird takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Subspecialty Board Certification in Addiction. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Karsten Kueppenbender's areas of specialization are addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kueppenbender accepts. He graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kueppenbender completed residency programs at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kueppenbender has received distinctions including Wilkenfeld Scholarship-American Group; Psychotherapy Association.; and Mel Kayce Award for Excellence. In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Carlos Suarez specializes in addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry and practices in Chelsea, MA and Boston, MA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suarez attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Suarez's office for an appointment.

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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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Awad is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Awad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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.