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A 40-year-old member asked:

what do i need to major in to become an addiction medicine specialist?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
First, you need: To get to medical school! so biology or chemistry would be good majors.
Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
See below: To become board certified by the abam (american board of addiction medicine) you can be many kinds of doctor. Psychiatrist is probably most common but nearly anything then do fellowship (1-2 years) in addiction medicine.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between an addiction specialist (psychiatrist), a physiologist, or an outpatient program?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Different specialtie: An addiction specialist such as a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in the human brain and behavior. A physicologist is a scientist who studies the working of the body i.e. The physiology of the body, and is not usually a medical doctor. An outpatient program is usually a program designed to help a patient recover from a certain ailment.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are addiction medicine doctors called?

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Dr. Marilyn Vache
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Addictionist or ...: Addictionologist, addiction medicine specialist, substance abuse specialist.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Facham (addiction medicine) income?

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Dr. Robert Kassoff
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Your question needs : What exactly is your question?
A 31-year-old member asked:

What do addiction medicine specialists earn in australia?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Australia: A bit more than here, especially loving tenents, due to demand.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I want to be a psychiatrist specializing in addiction medicine, how do I go about doing that?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
First,: You need to go to medical school, then complete a residency in psychiatry. Then it's on to an addiction psychiatry fellowship. I wish you the best!

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