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Dr. Jeffrey Roth

Addiction Medicine
Chicago, IL
44 years experience male

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Chicago, IL

Address

25 East Washington Street, Suite 1811, Chicago, IL
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Insurances accepted

Great West PPO

About

Bio

Jeffrey D. Roth, M.D. is an addictions psychiatrist and group psychotherapist. He graduated from Yale University Medical School and did his residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in psychiatry and in the sub-specialty of addictions psychiatry, and is certified in addictions medicine by the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM). He is the past-president of the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations, a Fellow of ASAM and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He is the author of the book Group Psychotherapy and Recovery from Addiction: Carrying the Message and the editor of the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.

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Addiction Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

332 Answers
36 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Marijuana is an addictive drug. You might consider attending a meeting of marijuana anonymous.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Alcoholism is an equal opportunity disease. If you are concerned about your use of alcohol, consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Consider attending an open meeting of the relevant twelve step fellowship: alcoholics anonymous if you use alcohol, narcotics anonymous for other dru... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support works: Both inpatient and outpatient programs work most effectively when combined with mutual support. Consider attending a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous o... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Alcohol is toxic to the pancreas.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Several months: The body needs time to heal after chronic abuse.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous and see if it fits.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous and see if it fits.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or codependents anonymous (coda).
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Rehab/mutual support: If you are not able to finance a stay in rehab, consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Alcoholics anonymous for alcohol, nicotine anonymous for nicotine.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Red tea: No caffeine, lots of antioxidants.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Alcohol + poison(?): Alcohol is not bad, it is toxic. The form of alcohol does not make it any more or less toxic. Absinthe contains thujone, which may or may not contri... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Prevent withdrawal: The nicotine patch provides a constant level of nicotine in the blood, preventing acute withdrawal from smoking. The dose may be gradually reduced, a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Buprenorphine helps: Consult your physician about using Buprenorphine for detoxification and/or maintenance. Mutual support helps; consider attending a meeting of narcoti... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Family disease: Addiction is a family disease. Mutual support helps. Your mom might consider attending nicotine anonymous. You may also be affected by her addictio... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Treatment helps, and starting with mutual support may provide a strong foundation for recovery. Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Slow growth is good: The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking. The nicotine is mostly absorbed through the skin in 24 hours, so after that time very little nicotine i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: They are both sedative medications, also called anxiolytics, and they function by depressing the central nervous system.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of marijuana anonymous.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: You might want to consider alternative forms of mutual support: rational recovery, secular organizations for sobriety, lifering and many others.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Preoccupation: Eating disorders share a preoccupation with food, either consuming, restricting or purging it.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Slow growth is good: One day at a time works best. If you wean off very gently, and use mutual support, you may find that recovery is possible. Consider attending a meet... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Not physical defects: But the child may be affected by the father's impairment due to drug use.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Like their families: Adolescents tend to identify with their families' attitudes towards drinking, which may be revealed by the drinking behavior of parents or grandparent... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Preoccupation: Eating disorders share a preoccupation with food, either consuming, restricting or purging it.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: If you are concerned about being an addict, you might want to consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. Find a meeting at their web site: h... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Marijuana may be contaminated with any number of other drugs that could stimulate seizure activity.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Opiate addiction: Suboxone may be used as a maintenance medication to support recovery from opiate addiction.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of overeaters anonymous.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: An overdose of any central nervous system depressant may be lethal.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Barbiturates cause tolerance to other sedatives like Valium and other benzodiazapine drugs.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Depressants: Barbiturates are central nervous system suppressants like alcohol. The major difference is that they do not have many of the other systemic effects o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Alcohol is toxic: The calories are offset by the toxic effects of the alcohol on all of the organ systems in the body, especially when alcohol is consumed instead of fo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon for the families and friends of alcoholics.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes and maybe: Sex addiction is a disease. Rehab works best in the context of using mutual support as part of a recovery process.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Smoking Cessation: #1. Nicotine anonymous #2 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
See a physician: Alcohol withdrawal may be fatal. You might want to get medical attention rather than going through it alone.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Days to weeks: Hours to a day for the cognitive effects to diminish, days to weeks for the thc to be entirely excreted.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Heroin use: If you are already using heroin, you have already slipped.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Not likely.: You might consider checking out the mutual support groups that are available on the internet. An alcoholic who wants recovery, and is unable to leave... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Probably not: Nicotine addiction is an equal opportunity disease and does not respect intellectual understanding.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
All opiates: Narcan (naloxone) is an opiate antagonist that reverses the effects of all opiates.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: If the mouthwash contains alcohol and it is swallowed.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Buprenorphine helps: Ask your physician about using Buprenorphine for detoxification and/or maintenance. You may need referral to a specialist who prescribes this medicat... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
By example: Teens adopt behaviors that they learn from their families, either by imitation or rebellion. Setting an example by behaving soberly, abstaining from ... Read More
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Testimonials
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I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Jul 5, 2014
Dr. Roth has tremendous skill in addictions and group therapy. He has my highest recommendation.
Mar 24, 2014
Outstanding responses and dedication in his field! A true asset to the community and patients!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate this insight, it really explained things am experiencing. picked the habit of smoking, my family are complaining that losing weight and getting dark everyd...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I didn't know that the calories were being LOST! THANK YOU so much for that info! -Valerie
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for that....I gave up smoking 3 years ago and am now trying to lose the extra weight

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Chicago, IL - Winter
2013
Top Addiction Specialist , Third Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Addiction Specialist , First Place, Illinois - Summer
2014
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