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A 24-year-old male asked:

Who should i see for my anxiety from extreme drug cravings?addiction counselor? therapist? drug detox? cbt? i can't get rid my substance abuse mindset.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Which drugs?: Although all drugs are addictive, detox from some drugs is more dangerous than others. They need to be treated in patient. To assess where to go for treatment a good evaluation is needed. If you have tried to stop on your own unsuccessfully contact a treatment facility that specializes in drug treatment and get evaluated. They will help you decide what treatment program you need now.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
See below: See an addiction psychiatrist or a physician certified by the american board of addiction medicine. Both societies have websites. While you may benefit from inpatient treatment, there is no rule that every detox from a particular drug requires such.
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Dr. Daniel Cabot
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: All that you mentioned are helpful, and they more of these resources you use the more likely you will be successful at maintaining abstinence. It also depends on which drug you are addicted to. There are medications now that help with craving, but it depends on which drug you were using. See an addiction medicine doctor to determine which medication may be helpful for you.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2015

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