Addiction Specialist

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Last Edited: November 16, 2020

Claudia Rose

Clinically Reviewed
Andrew Lancaster, LPC, MAC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

An addiction specialist can help you overcome your addiction and lead a better life. This type of specialist would work in a treatment center or outpatient program and will help people of all race, age and religion. Therapy is a large part of an addiction specialist’s job, and this type of expert may offer help to both you and your loved ones. In addition to therapy, an addiction specialist can identify and treat the psychological and physical complications of your addiction.

However, the most important job of an addiction specialist is therapy. Therapy will help you with your substance abuse and the negative behaviors that come with it. An addiction specialist will be there for you to help you from the start. While you may need help taking those first steps in recovery, you may also need help getting back into a routine that includes school, work and healthy relationships with others. An addiction specialist will help you adjust to living a normal life in recovery.