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We found 9 addiction providers near Chelmsford, MA.

Muzzamal Habib, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Vascular Medicine
1 Courthouse Lane; Suite 9
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Muzzamal Habib is a vein disease (phlebology), addiction medicine, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) specialist. He honors Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of the Punjab and a graduate of Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Habib has received professional recognition including the following: Gold Medal For First position in First Position in Final Professional Examination in class and College Shield for an excellent academic record in medical school. Dr. Habib is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture, Interventional Pain Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
45 Merrimack Street; Su
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Vasumathi Brown's medical specialty is general practice, acupuncture, and interventional pain medicine. AARP, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. She graduated from Chengalpattu Medical College and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Certified Addiction Specialist - CAS @NobodiesBusiness.Us; Medical Cannabis Evaluation Specialist; and Guided Therapy, Lymphedema Management & Wound Care.. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Alison Sheridan's area of specialization is addiction psychiatry. Before performing her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Sheridan attended Boston University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Nitigna Desai's medical specialty is addiction psychiatry. She is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Desai welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat. Dr. Desai speaks Gujarati.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
21 George Street; First Floor
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Robert Sampson specializes in addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Sampson is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road; Building 6
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Katherine Ackerman practices addiction psychiatry in Bedford, MA. She is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. Dr. Ackerman accepts Medicaid insurance. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine
295 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Wayne Pasanen is a specialist in emergency medicine and addiction medicine. He works in Lowell, MA and Tewksbury, MA. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Pasanen accepts Medicaid insurance. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Pasanen has received distinctions including Presdent's Award; Massachusetts Chapter of The American College of Emergency Physicians.; Fellow, American College of Emergency Medicine.; and Fellow, AMerican Society of Addiction Medicine, granted, 2008.. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Michael Krieger is a medical specialist in addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Krieger is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. Krieger's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
295 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Shorta Yuasa's specialties are emergency medicine and addiction medicine. He practices in Lowell, MA. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Yuasa performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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.