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 Bloomington, IL has a population of approximately 253,047 people. There is 1 addiction doctor near Bloomington, which gives it a ratio of 1 addiction doctor per 253,047 residents or a ratio of 1 addiction doctor per 103,506 households. There are 103,506 households in Bloomington.