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We found 6 addiction providers near Clifton, NJ.

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

Dr. Tamer Wassef's specialties are addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wassef include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wassef is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, Cigna, and more. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College.

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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 a medical specialist in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. Dr. Phariss has indicated that his clinical interests include substance abuse, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Phariss attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Affinity Health Plan insurance.

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Clinical interests: Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Psychotherapy Treatment

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
703 Main Street; Sjrmc - Department of Psychiatry
Paterson, NJ

Dr. Evangelos Christodoulou is a pediatric psychiatry and addiction medicine specialist. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Christodoulou trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. Dr. Christodoulou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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

Dr. Carlos Mora specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Mora studied medicine at the University of Guanajuato. He takes 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 practices family medicine and addiction medicine in Fair Lawn, NJ. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Martirosov an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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.