An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol, or in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.
Some of the treatments that addiction medicine specialists perform or oversee are:
withdrawal symptom treatments
long term therapies to prevent relapse
The area of Garden Grove, CA has a population of approximately 518,346 people. There are 2 addiction specialists near Garden Grove, which gives it a ratio of 1 addiction doctor per 259,173 residents or a ratio of 1 addiction doctor per 70,202 households. There are 140,403 households in Garden Grove.