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The team at Fifth Avenue Psychiatry aims to help both adults and adolescents with substance abuse and mental health issues.

Q & A: The Complex Cycle of Alcohol Use and Depression 

By: Tracey Basett, Psy.D. The relationship between depression and alcohol use is a very complicated one. This is because both depression and alcohol can exacerbate the effects of each other...
Addiction and TreatmentAlcoholism and Recovery

Adderall Addiction in the Workplace

By Britt Gottlich, Psy.D. At Fifth Avenue Psychiatry, we often get new clients seeking stimulant medications for ADHD. These individuals are usually surprised with how cautious we tend to be...
ADD/ADHD and TreatmentAddiction and TreatmentPrescription Drugs and Recovery

How To Choose the Right Psychiatrist for Addiction Treatment

By Samuel Glazer, MD Addiction is understood as a brain disease that is multidimensional, and, to this point, there are still very few effective treatments. What we also know is...
Addiction and TreatmentAdult Psychiatry

Kratom: Harmful or Helpful?

By Dr. Ronnit Nazarian There is little information on Kratom, and there is much misinformation out there. Some people believe Kratom is a safe drug to use because it is...
Addiction and Treatment

Understanding the Harm Reduction Model (Controlled Drinking)

By Dr. Britt Gottlich, Psy.D. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health performed by the NSDUH, “[A]bout 7.3 percent of adults ages 18 and older who had...
Addiction and TreatmentControlled Drinking Treatment

Cannabis: A New Drug Epidemic?

By Dr. Olga Megwinoff During the late 1990’s when I was a psychiatry resident at NYU Langone Medical Center, the opiate epidemic was just beginning. We were taught that if...
Addiction and Treatment