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how do you become an addiction specialist?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 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.
Answered on Feb 21, 2014
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Dr. Timothy Re
31 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 in many areas of addiction there are also several national certification boards.Contact them to find out their requirements
Answered on May 15, 2016
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