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Dr. Stuart Wasser

Addiction Medicine
Rockville Centre, NY
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Rockville Centre, NY

Address

516 594-2514, 176 N Village Ave, Rockville Centre, NY
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My office hours

Tuesday: 1:00am - 7:00am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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About

Bio

Solo private practice of addiction medicine. appetite suppression and primary care internal medicine in the suburbs of NYC.

Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

758 Answers
169 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Tell him you have an issue with the pills and he should continue to enable your inappropriate use.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: You are not really addicted to showering. You may have obsessive compulsive disorder.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: The pros are that they work with or without other short acting nicotine agents and they may help to avoid short term nicotine agents that maintain add... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: It is a form of food addiction where the food binge is akin to addiction behavior. The purging is a separate phenomena brought on by the stress of t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Depends: On the kind of drinks you like.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Can't say: However, Metronidazole is known to cause a reaction similar to antabuse (disulfiram). It is unclear if a topical preparation would have the same effe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Gotta keep trying. If you have tried nicotine agents, you may not have dosed them optimally. Don't discount chantix.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below : Under your left ribs. However if you have liver disease, it could extend below your belly button.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Stop: Your sedatives the tolerance and rebound withdrawal/ insomnia hhave made them less than useless and a cause of the problem. However, your obvious tol... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Ser below: If you have been on xaxax for more than a few months, rebound anxiety due to its wearing off may be responsible for the lion's share of suffering.. C... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
No: But if it keeps you from smoking them, i don't mind perpetuating this information.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Possibly: Moderate to heavy use may have indirect effects though effect liver function and hormone levels.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Unfortunately: Only a stepped reduction with non narcotic medication on a prn basis. After weaning is complete, Naltrexone may be added to get rid of symptoms more ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Absolutely: In fact, wellbutrin (bupropion) has been approved for use for this purpose.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
I hope not: I suppose it depends on how much money you have.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Not enough info. Why are you running out?. It seems likely that you are often not medically stable and often just holding on. Your entire regimen n... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Outstanding question: There is at least one sub-type of alcoholism.(and likely addiction in general) where alcohol use has been documented to increase with ssris (and other... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Depends: Marijuana is effective for pain (with lots of problems) Marinol has a similar mechanism so it probably has some benefit but it has not been studied.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Absolutely: Lets focus on the current issue. Alcohol use of this degree is associated with rebound anxiety and pain exacerbation which is increasing the need for... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whet... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: It is true that stimulants help curb appetite and may speed metabolism. It is also true that caffeine is often considered a stimulant. However, its'... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
None: You gain weight by eating calories in excess of your metabolic nedds . you gain muscle by converting that weight to muscle through exercise. Healthi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: When you are using more and more and sleeping less and less...Also many patients use them through the day as a tranquilizer.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Only a few days but the effects can last a lifetime.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Smoking anything exposes you to lung disease, cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other issues.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Brand name: librium. It is the benzodiazepine with the longest half life and the one least likely to be abused. It is mainly used to stabilize subst... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Don't do this: Depression may have been a reason you were smoking but it should not be a reason to return to a bad, dangerous addiction. See your doctor.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: See may have switched addiction to food. Eat gadfly with low glycemic foods. Consider topiramate , naltrexone, and/or phentermine.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
No: There are no eeg abnormalities specific for cannabis intoxication. There are, howrver, other demonstrable abnalites in brain finction that can last m... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Several reasons: First, you might be sick. However, your lungs cleansing mechanisms are turning back on and you might be playing catch up.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See, below: Classic symptom of depression.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Addiction implies persistance of a behavior despite negative consequences, not just "wanting lots of something". Are there bad cosequences to her ex... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
I am not sure: In any new pleasurable behavioral paradigm- Dopamine tone is increased. We feel less deprivation and our appetites will be less. Perhaps your hunge... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Why wait at all: Go for it. It will help your Dopamine and make it easier to keep from relapsing.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Perhaps: However, when a behavioral treatment does not work, it is often because it is the wrong one. Better treatment matching is a consummate skill. One nee... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Exceptionally common: Considering caffeine, nicotine are also stimulants.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Perhaps it is related to the vicodin itself which can be associated with stomach symptoms in various ways once physical dependence has occurred.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
One standard beer: (12 ounces) stays in your system 60-90 mins. If this beer is proportionately greater by volume or concentration, than the alchol will remain in the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
One that works: While weight watchers was recently voted the best by a consumer group and the various low carb diets have metabolic advantages, the best diet is one y... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Mainly to stabilize opioid dependent patients prior to a detox or maintenance protocol. It may also be used for pain and/or depression.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Toxins are still absorbed.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
A little: Codeine tolerance rarely gets as high as other opioids. Otherwise, no difference.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: 3-5 days after last dose.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below : As long as you are taking it and potentially for months later.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
If you took them: And your ok, that's your answer. my concern is that both are habit forming any this risk is additive or perhaps synergistic with the use of both.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
After a while: Percocet use will magnify your pain
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Its possible: That there is cancer- one cannot rule this out but it would not be on top of my list. Infection such as bronchitis can cause this as well and chronic ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: BOLD studies show reduced circulation and metabolic function in very specific areas of the prefrontal cortex and limbic system. It is unclear if the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Perhaps: There is experimental evidence that using nicotine brfoe other drugs makes addiction to those drugs more likeley-. In addition, cocaine and amphetami... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): is not associated with seizures. Either use or stopping
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HealthTap member
Aug 9, 2016
Hi doctor I am from Ireland if u could please let me no what other med can I try ask for as I want to get off metadone that don't seem to have anything other than that and wher does codeine come from
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wasser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wasser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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to bad you just ASSumed i planned on smoking it. there are natural meds out there that have little or no ill side effects. ps i took celebrex for several weeks and i had great results until bleeding a...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Those are my thougts exactly . No Dr has yet been able to get ne out of Modafinil. Only 2/8-9 Drs. admitted not to know it. The others advised inpatie
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much for your time and your answer. I didn't think I would be comfie on that dose, but it will go up everyday for 3-4 days. By 4mg

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Addiction Specialist , Second Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Addiction Specialist , First Place, New York - Summer
2013
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, East Long Island Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

North shore university hospital
South nassau communities hospital
American Society Of Addiction Medicine
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