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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction: One year of a course in addiction medicine following board certification in general psychiatry, then passing the board exam in addictionology.
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Dr. Timothy Re
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Certification: Many schools also offer psychology degrees with specialist tracks in drug and alcohol studies or addiction. Most states have certification available i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
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29 years experience Geriatrics
No: Board certification indicates meeting specific requirements but doesn't guarantee that we know what we're doing! many docs w/o specific certificate ha ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Addiction Specialist: There are psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors and certain physicians who may be experienced in the use of naltrexon ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: I think a big issue would be the condition that is to be treated. A specialist may or may not be willing to use Naloxone off-label depending on what r ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Methadone: This really depends on the States you are in - Federally to be on Methadone for addiction requires you to attend a "Methadone CLINIC" - dO A GOODLE SE ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Heroin addict: May also consider Subaxone treatment which could beb prescribed by a regular PCP licensed to do that if methadone treatment centers are difficult to f ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
No: No, because the addiction specialist is helping those who want help with their addiction or need help for their addiction, if he is addicted he probab ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
DON'T USE: By all means see addiction specialist. And don't/never use anything addictive. The pleasure centers in your brain may be ultra sensitive and unable to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: I am an addiction psychiatrist and i work with people who are recovering from any addiction or compulsive behavior, as well as anyone who has a family ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Balminder Mangat
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Adv: Scherzoh, we Physicians do not advice people. That is done by your Parents, by your clergy and the like. We listen to your complaints conduct Physica ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
First, you need: To get to medical school! so biology or chemistry would be good majors.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice: I am a family practice physician in KY. I treat opiate addiction in my practice.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
No: The word medicine as used loosely today usually implies medical school training. A psychologist can only become an addictions medicine specialist by g ... Read More
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