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Dr. Douglas Ballan

Addiction Medicine
Avenel, NJ
32 years experience

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Addiction Medicine

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Ballan
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
ONLY FOR SOME: Nearly anything that stimulates the 'pleasure center' in the brain can be addicting. Not everyone has the same effects from using tramadol, but those... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Ballan
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
YES: In some ways, worse than smoking tobacco because you hold the smoke in the lungs. Addictive and long list of health problems that shorten lifespan.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Ballan
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
NOT USUALLY: 1-2 cups a day is fine for most.People if you have heartburn, insomnia, urinating a lot or anxiety, you may want to cut back even more.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Ballan
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
NO: Many interactions-higher risk of falling and serious bleeding.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Ballan
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
TROUBLE: If the behavior causes you trouble in your life but you cant/wont/dont want to stop: -takes a lot of your time getting it or thinking about it or -p... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ballan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I think my husband is a sex addiction what do I do?
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Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1990MD
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