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Dr. Adam Front

Clinical Psychology
San Ramon , CA
28 years experience male

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Adam L. Front, Ph.D.

San Ramon , CA

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San Ramon , CA, United States
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Bio

I have been working in various mental health and substance abuse treatment settings for over 30 years, licensed as a psychologist since 1997. I treat anxiety and panic, alcohol / drug addictions, behavioral addictions (gambling, food, sex, shopping, etc.), OCD, relationship problems, insecurity / low self-esteem, stress and anger problems .

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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

346 Answers
520 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Overeaters Anonymous: Take the quiz on www.Oa.Org. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Stigma of addiction: Unfortunately, many doctors have the same stereotypes of chemically dependent pts that other people do. R u on Methadone for pain mgmt, or for previo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Don't!!!!!!!!!: Alcohol passes to your baby though your breast milk. Please don't drink and breastfeed.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Schizophrenia: This is not a diagnosis that can be "cured, " but it can be managed and go into remission. Some people may get to a point where meds and other therapy... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Question thequestion: Pills may not be the solution for attention problems, and add / adhd may not be the right question. Many things can be distracting, including anxiety... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Physical vs emotionl: It is possible but you should see your doctor to rule out any physical causes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Now is the best time: Any time you can try to quit smoking is the best time to do it. Stopping smoking is one of the best things anyone can do for improving health.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Do not mix!!!: I would imagine that each of the prescription bottles for these medications have that funny little sticker on them that says "do not drink alcoholic b... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Certainly possible: There are many with adhd who get treatment so that the symptoms do not interfere significantly with other things in their lives, including complex ski... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Welfare of the pt.: Usually this is a determination made by the doctor rather than by the conservator, but they may have the right to make that call also, depending on th... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Call yr doctor: While I am not a physician, I am a psychologist and work extensively with people who are getting off drugs and alcohol. I have seen those on Suboxone... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Call Dr who prescrbd: Call the doctor who prescribed it - he or she should be able to help you troubleshoot a solution.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Hard to dx in detox: Most times it is very difficult to diagnose a mental health condition clearly so early in recovery. Hopefully u r in a recovery treatment program + pe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Sex addiction: May not be any medical basis for memory loss from masturbation, but preoccupation and obsession that is part of addiction may account for this.Sex add... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Addiction ; Genetics: Not sure what you mean by strange. I guess all addictions are strange in their own way. Addiction is strongly genetically influenced. As with anyth... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Reasons 4 distract'n: Many things in life r distracting. Not all of them r adhd. Anxiety, depression, family problems, trying to do more than is humanly possible, all can c... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Vicarious attention: Many times this is driven by the need for attention which is gotten by, for example, a parent who continues to bring their child in for one ailment af... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Therapy: Find a therapist w/ whom you feel comfortable talking. Cognitive ; esp. Behavioral therapy may be particularly effective. Simply talking about how you... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Weight loss: Dieting mentality leads to "yo-yo" weight loss and regain. You may want to consult a nutritionist to develop a way of eating that is healthy and you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Exposure therapy: Find a therapist specializing in treating anxiety, especially helpful is exposure based therapy, where gradually, w/ the therapist's guidance, you rep... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Anxiety help: Depends what kind of anxiety - worry or physical, constant or situational, specific triggers or random times... Find a therapist specializing in anxie... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to co... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Not that simple: Gay & bisexual men are most at risk, but many factors are involved. See the following for more information: http:/... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Overeaters Anonymous: Many people try diets, gastric bypass, "medical weight mgmt" programs (severe liquid meal replacement for rapid wt loss), etc. Many who take these dra... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Web site or 411: Go to www.Aa.Org and click on the tab for meetings and then find a local meeting, or look in the white pages of the local phone book. There is nearly... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Counseling: It is a scary thing to face having a substance abuse problem. U r to be commended for even asking the question. Find a therapist who can help u explor... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Love & logic: I agree with others who have said that there are many good parenting books. It also depends what age your kids are and what issues you may be having ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Not cause, but...: Ocd will not "cause" burping but if you develop a compulsion to burp it cold become a ritualized behavior.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Stop using: Cocaine is generally cleared from the body within a few days of last use. Staying stopped is much harder and usually requires a drug treatment progra... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Exposure therapy: Find a therapist specializing in treating panic disorder. Especially helpful is exposure based therapy, where gradually, w/ the therapist's guidance, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Cannabis & Depress'n: Marijuana worsens depression & anxiety. Users feel temporary relief from these problems but long term use decreases serotonin levels, leading to incr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
If it interferes,yes: If it is interfering with the quality of your life, you should see a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Lots you can do: Depends what kind of anxiety - worry or physical, constant or situational, specific triggers or random times... Find a therapist who specializes in tr... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Schizophrenia: People sometimes think schizophrenia is "split personality." this is not true. Schizophrenia includes symptoms like hearing voices or other perceptua... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Maybe... : Some people have 1 or more panic attacks then never again. Others have them til skills r learned in therapy. Fear of an attack can bring one on. Panic... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): The "pm" in advil pm is Diphenhydramine (bendaryl). That is what makes you sleepy. The advil does nothing to help you sleep but it is hard... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Therapy: Find a therapist wi/ whom you feel comfortable talking. Cognitive & esp. Behavioral therapy may be particularly effective. Simply talking about how yo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Addiction =addiction: These are all terms for people affected by addiction. Some of them sound "cuter" than others, but they all mean the same thing. I once know someone ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Overeaters Anonymous: Take the quiz on www.Oa.Org. There may be no technical diagnosis "food addiction, " but compulsive eating behaviors are true addiction. Overeaters ano... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Gradual exposure: Exposure based therapy for phobias or other anxiety disorders does not jump to the most feared thing first, but by working up a hierarchy from less fe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Alcohol &antidpresnt: First, alcohol is a depressant. This amounts to taking a depressant w/ an antidepressant. In addition, alcohol is a solvent (some forms will take th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Seek help now: Addiction only gets worse without help, never better. Seek a treatment program in your area, also see if there are meetings of pills anonymous nearby... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Online game addict'n: Online gaming addiction is a real problem, first, you can't make someone stop any addiction, they have to want to. If yr roommate wants to stop, abst... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Lifetime,1 day @time: It gets easier over time but most people need ongoing support to stay stopped for any type of addiction. Try marijuana anonymous @ www.Marijuana-anony... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
There is always hope: If you open yourself to feedback from a therapist who is willing to give you honest & direct information about how you relate to others, & put that fe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Overeaters Anonymous: Many people try diets, gastric bypass, "medical weight mgmt" programs (severe liquid meal replacement for rapid wt loss), etc. Many who take these dra... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Still addicted: E-cigarettes may help w/ decreasing the type of lung damage smoking does, but it does not decrease the addiction to nicotine, which probably increases... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Addiction = disease: It looks and often feels like voluntary behavior, but addiction is a disease. See the video, "pleasure unwoven, "available from www.Instituteforadd... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
What is relapse?: Not sure what you mean by "ruin." if you mean relapse, it depends. Was the Codeine prescribed to you? Did you take it as prescribed and then stop? Did... Read More

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May 14, 2013
Dr Front has a compassionate yet no non-sense approach to addiction that is right on target. His responses on Healthtap are measured, accurate,understandable & helpful. I recommend Dr. Front.
Sep 11, 2013
a welcome addition to the Healthtap community
Aug 26, 2013
great answers! very helpful! Thank you!
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Oh,thank you Dr..I mean REALLY...I couldn't believe that someone had to actually ask that question & your answer was great
HealthTap member
Thank you so very much for the thoughtful, intelligent answer. I will watch the video you suggested and may go back to my addiction program.
HealthTap member
I have tried, compounding pharmacies, and the active can't be got. It's my responsibility, to take my medication, not yours. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL
Completed 2006

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Contra Costa County Region, CA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Contra Costa County Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top Psychologist, First Place, California - Summer
2013
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