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We found 5 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. He practices in Belleville, NJ, Newark, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassef include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. Dr. Wassef honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College for residency. His hospital/clinic 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' areas of specialization are addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Phariss's areas of expertise consist of substance abuse, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He is in-network for Affinity Health Plan insurance.

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Clinical interests: Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Psychotherapy Treatment

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

Dr. Carlos Mora's areas of specialization are addiction medicine and psychiatry. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Guanajuato.

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

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

Dr. Aleksandr Martirosov is a family practice physician and addiction medicine specialist in Fair Lawn, NJ. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Martirosov has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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.