We found 4 addiction providers who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. David Louis Atkinson, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Atkinson's areas of specialization are addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry; he sees patients in Dallas, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among Dr. Atkinson's clinical interests: self-harm, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Suicide, Self-Harm, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
8222 Douglas Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Irina Gromov is an addiction psychiatry specialist. Dr. Gromov accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Kishinev State Medical Institute. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Ely Lilly Psychiatric Resident Award; Academic Scholarship, Cum Laude Diploma; and Janssen Psychiatry Resident Award. She is conversant in Russian.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
4000 Worth Street; #300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Howard Cohen works as an addiction psychiatrist, pain doctor, and geriatric psychiatrist. Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
1475 Prudential Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dhiren Patel is an addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine specialist in Dallas, TX. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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