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We found 10 addiction providers near Chelmsford, MA.

Dr. Muzzamal Habib, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Vascular Medicine, Preventive 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 in Brighton, MA and Chelmsford, MA. Dr. Habib is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. He takes Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. Dr. Habib is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Punjab and performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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.

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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 specializes in general practice, acupuncture, and interventional pain medicine. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Brown has an open panel. She studied medicine at Chengalpattu Medical College. Dr. Brown's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Certified Addiction Specialist - CAS @NobodiesBusiness.Us; Medical Cannabis Evaluation Specialist; and Guided Therapy, Lymphedema Management & Wound Care.. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
21 George Street; Lowell, Ma 01852
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Gargi Chakrabarty's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Robert Packer Hospital, Dr. Chakrabarty attended Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta for medical school. Dr. Chakrabarty is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinction: **Previously Board Certified in Oncology**. Dr. Chakrabarty welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Alison Sheridan's medical specialty is addiction psychiatry. Dr. Sheridan attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Nitigna Desai is a specialist in addiction psychiatry. She works in Bedford, MA. She accepts Medicaid insurance. Dr. Desai is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Sampson is an addiction psychiatrist and pediatric psychiatrist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Sampson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sampson welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Katherine Ackerman is a Bedford, MA physician who specializes in addiction psychiatry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Ackerman attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Ackerman is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ackerman's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Wayne Pasanen is an emergency medicine and addiction medicine specialist in Lowell, MA and Tewksbury, MA. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Pasanen is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Shorta Yuasa works as an emergency medicine specialist and addiction medicine specialist in Lowell, MA. Dr. Yuasa attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Michael Krieger specializes in addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry and practices in Bedford, MA. Dr. Krieger is in-network for Medicaid insurance. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. His practice is open to 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.