We found 8 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 in Brighton, MA and Chelmsford, MA. He accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans and Medicare. Before performing his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Habib attended the University of the Punjab for medical school. Dr. Habib 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. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Habib is accepting 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 is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Vasumathi Brown is a physician who specializes in general practice, acupuncture, and family medicine. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Chengalpattu Medical College. Her residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. She accepts AARP, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Brown has received distinctions including Certified Addiction Specialist - CAS @NobodiesBusiness.Us; Medical Cannabis Evaluation Specialist; and Guided Therapy, Lymphedema Management & Wound Care.. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA
 

Dr. Nitigna Desai is an addiction psychiatrist in Bedford, MA. She is conversant in Gujarati. She is affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. Dr. Desai is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat. She takes Medicaid insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Sampson practices addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry in Lowell, MA. Dr. Sampson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sampson is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Katherine Ackerman specializes in addiction psychiatry. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She accepts Medicaid insurance. Dr. Ackerman is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Wayne Pasanen works as an emergency medicine specialist and addiction medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pasanen has received include 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. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Pasanen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michael Krieger is an addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry specialist. Dr. Krieger honors Medicaid insurance. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Bedford VA Medical Center. He 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.
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