A 41-year-old member asked:
can a psychologist become an addiction medicine specialist?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha answered
38 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 going to medical school and further residency training in addiction medicine. A psychologist can be an addiction spcialist/therapist but not an addiction medicine specialist without medical school training.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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