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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry, Optometry
76 Avenue; 5301
Landover Hills, MD
 

Dr. Syed Ali's medical specialty is addiction psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, and optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Ali honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Ali 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
 

Dr. Shana Gage practices addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. Gage takes Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: SAMHSA Minority Fellowship, SAMHSA.

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

Dr. Nooreddin Mirmirani's specialty is addiction psychiatry. Patients gave Dr. Mirmirani an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Mirmirani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
9470 Annapolis Road; Suite 308
Lanham, MD
 

Dr. Mahindranauth Deonarine's medical specialty is addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. Before completing his residency at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C., Dr. Deonarine attended medical school at the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Deonarine's distinctions 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
 

Dr. John Syphax is a specialist 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.