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We found 5 addiction providers near Lanham, MD.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care), Pediatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry
76 Avenue; 5301
Landover Hills, MD
(301) 557-9638; (301) 459-2121

Dr. Syed Ali's specialties are addiction psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, and optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Washington Adventist Hospital.

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Dr. Shana Jeanelle Gage MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD
(301) 702-5000; (301) 702-5195

Dr. Shana Gage works as an addiction psychiatrist and child & adolescent psychiatrist. Dr. Gage accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: SAMHSA Minority Fellowship, SAMHSA. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nooreddin Mirmirani MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD

Dr. Nooreddin Mirmirani works as an addiction psychiatrist. He speaks Persian. Dr. Mirmirani is affiliated with Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mirmirani's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry
9470 Annapolis Road; Suite 308
Lanham, MD
(301) 459-6655; (301) 625-2901

Dr. Mahindranauth Deonarine is a medical specialist in addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Deonarine's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C.. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Psychiatry Resident of the Year, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Chief Resident, Saint Elizabeths Hospital Residency Program.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
525 Eastern Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fairmont Heights, DC
(202) 223-9630

Dr. John Syphax specializes in addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Syphax studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine.

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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.