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Can a psychologist become an addiction medicine specialist?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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