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Month: May 2021

What is an Addiction Therapist | Manhattan Addiction Therapist

What is an Addiction Therapist?

By Tracey Bassett Psy.D. Deciding to take the step to seek addiction treatment is a very important and often difficult step. It can be complicated by the overwhelming amount of treatment centers, treatment modalities, and types of professionals that say they specialize in addiction. Today, our Manhattan addiction therapists will explore the different types of addiction treatment professionals and how to decide what is best for you. Types of Addiction Treatment Professionals Addiction Psychiatrist (MD) A psychiatrist is a doctor who went to medical school and then specialized in mental health. Psychiatrists conduct evaluations for treatment planning and diagnosis, prescribe medication, and sometimes, but not always, conduct therapy as part of their practice. There are general psychiatrists who treat a

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