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 Porterville, CA has a population of approximately 231,150 people. There is 1 addiction doctor near Porterville, which gives it a ratio of 1 addiction doctor per 231,150 residents or a ratio of 1 addiction doctor per 65,664 households. There are 65,664 households in Porterville.