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

Dr. Tamer Wassef is a physician who specializes in addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. These areas are among Dr. Wassef's clinical interests: gender dysphoria, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wassef's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He is affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
77 Newark Avenue; Suite 304
Belleville, NJ

Dr. John D'aconti specializes in addiction medicine and practices in Belleville, NJ. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. D'aconti a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Dr. Evangelos Christodoulou's specialties are pediatric psychiatry and addiction medicine. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Christodoulou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Health System.

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

Dr. Bruce Phariss is a physician who specializes in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. In his practice, Dr. Phariss focuses on substance abuse, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Phariss takes Affinity Health Plan insurance.

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Clinical interests: Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Psychotherapy Treatment

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

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

Dr. Aleksandr Martirosov's specialties are family medicine and addiction medicine. Dr. Martirosov attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
26 Stephen Street
Montclair, 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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