We found 6 addiction providers near Lawrenceville, NJ.

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
2211 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Mercerville, NJ

Dr. Prakash Amin's area of specialization is addiction psychiatry. He is affiliated with Capital Health. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. For his residency, Dr. Amin trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
12 Roszel Road; Suite A-103
Princeton, NJ

Dr. Mohammedyusuf Modan is an addiction psychiatrist and pediatric psychiatrist. Dr. Modan studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Modan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
12 Roszel Road; Suite A103
Princeton, NJ

Dr. Ricardo Fernandez specializes in addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry and practices in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Fernandez is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
742 Alexander Road; Suite 105
Princeton, NJ

Dr. Louis Baxter sees patients in Princeton, NJ. His medical specialty is addiction medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Baxter average 2.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
194 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ

Dr. Les Linet practices addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry in Monroe Township, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Linet include psychotherapy treatment and counseling services. Patients gave Dr. Linet an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Clinical interests: Psychotherapy Treatment, Counseling Services

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
742 Alexander Road
Princeton, 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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