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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 specialist in vein disease (phlebology), addiction medicine, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He works in Brighton, MA and Chelmsford, MA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Habib honors Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Punjab and residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialties are general practice, acupuncture, and interventional pain medicine. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Brown graduated from Chengalpattu Medical College and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brown include: Certified Addiction Specialist - CAS @NobodiesBusiness.Us; Medical Cannabis Evaluation Specialist; and Guided Therapy, Lymphedema Management & Wound Care.. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Brown is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Gargi Chakrabarty's specialty is general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta and residency at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Chakrabarty honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: **Previously Board Certified in Oncology**. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chakrabarty's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Alison Sheridan sees patients in Concord, MA and Bedford, MA. Her medical specialty is addiction psychiatry. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Sheridan is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. Her practice is open to 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 conversant in Gujarati. She is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Government Medical College, Surat. She takes Medicaid insurance. She is accepting 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 psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry specialist in Lowell, MA. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Sampson attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Katherine Ackerman's area of specialization is addiction psychiatry. She accepts Medicaid insurance. Dr. Ackerman attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. Dr. Ackerman welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Wayne Pasanen, who practices in Lowell, MA and Tewksbury, MA, is a medical specialist in emergency medicine and addiction medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Pasanen studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.. Dr. Pasanen welcomes new patients.

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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. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Krieger accepts Medicaid insurance. He is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. 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 is a Lowell, MA physician who specializes in emergency medicine and addiction medicine. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he 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.