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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ

Dr. Tamer Wassef is an addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine specialist. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Wassef performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. His areas of expertise include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Wallace Phariss, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
8 Hillside Avenue; Suite 106
Montclair, NJ

Dr. Bruce Phariss is an addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine specialist. Dr. Phariss's clinical interests encompass substance abuse, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts Affinity Health Plan insurance.

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Clinical interests: Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Psychotherapy Treatment

Dr. John S Daconti, DO
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
77 Newark Avenue; Suite 304
Belleville, NJ

Dr. John D'aconti's area of specialization is addiction medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. D'aconti is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. D'aconti is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
26 Stephen Street
Montclair, NJ

Dr. Carlos Mora practices addiction medicine and psychiatry. He studied medicine at the University of Guanajuato. Dr. Mora accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine
31-00 Broadway; 1st Floor
Fair Lawn, NJ

Dr. Aleksandr Martirosov is a physician who specializes in family medicine and addiction medicine. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martirosov is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine
39 Anderson Parkway
Cedar Grove, NJ

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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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