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

Dr. Syed Ali specializes in addiction psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, and optometry (primary eye care). He is professionally affiliated with Washington Adventist Hospital. Dr. Ali is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Dr. Shana Jeanelle Gage, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD
 

Dr. Shana Gage sees patients in Largo, MD and Suitland, MD. Her medical specialties are addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Gage is an in-network provider for 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 professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. Gage is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Nooreddin Mirmirani practices addiction psychiatry. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirmirani accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mirmirani speaks Persian. His 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 is an addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry specialist in Lanham, MD and Largo, MD. He graduated from the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C.. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Deonarine include: Psychiatry Resident of the Year, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Chief Resident, Saint Elizabeths Hospital Residency Program.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
1100 Mercantile Lane; Suite 135
Largo, MD
 

Dr. Thomas Green is an addiction psychiatrist and forensic psychiatrist. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He accepts Medicaid insurance.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
525 Eastern Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fairmont Heights, DC
 

Dr. John Syphax is a specialist in addiction psychiatry. He graduated from 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.
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