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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
64 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA

Dr. Stephen Ikeda's areas of specialization are addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry. Dr. Ikeda takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ikeda trained at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: *also Specializes In Addiction Psychiatry*.

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Dr. Edgar Henry Ballenas MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
average rating 4.65 stars (16 ratings)
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA

Dr. Edgar Ballenas works as an addiction medicine specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include facial problems, rosacea, and ultherapy. Dr. Ballenas accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Ballenas's training includes residency programs at New York Methodist Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
average rating 4.68 stars (16 ratings)
225 Water Street; Suite A140
Plymouth, MA

Dr. Dwight Smith is an addiction psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine specialist. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Boston Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
225 Water Street; Suite A140
Plymouth, MA

Dr. Ronald Bugaoan is a physician who specializes in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. Dr. Bugaoan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Before completing his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Bugaoan attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA

Dr. Alejandro Mendoza practices addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. After attending Emilio Aguinaldo College for medical school, Dr. Mendoza completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Shore Hospital. Chief of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth and Chief Director of Division of Psychiatry, South. Dr. Mendoza is conversant in Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and South Shore Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
8 Winthrop Avenue; Po 1153
Duxbury, MA

Dr. William Caruso is a specialist in addiction medicine. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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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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