Addiction Medicine Specialists

Addiction medicine is a relatively new branch of medicine that is based on the fact that addiction is an illness of the brain and a treatable medical-psychological disorder. Advanced treatment of alcohol and drug addictions consists of medical, psychological and behavioral services that are scientifically and medically based, on the treatment of psychiatric disorders seen in combination with addictions, and on the management of multi-addictions. The best addiction program treats the whole person and focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit.

Addiction Medicine Specialists are Medical Doctors that graduate from medical school, complete medical residency programs and obtain further training in addiction medicine and psychiatry.  They are specially trained to diagnose and treat complicated or difficult  addictions while attending to any psychiatric, medical or psychological problems. The best Addiction Specialists are trained in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry.

The incidence of psychiatric illness in Alcohol or Substance addicted people is near 50%, and the medical community has classified Alcohol and Substance Addictions as Psychiatric Disorders. This helps explain why Psychiatry plays such an important role in Addiction Medicine. The best outcomes are seen when addictions and co-occurring  psychiatric disorder are successfully treated.

Michael J. Kittay, MD

Harvard University Trained Psychiatrist

Board Certified Addiction Medicine Physician

DEA Licensed Suboxone, Vivitrol Prescriber

DEA Licensed Sublocade Prescriber-New Treatment

FDA Approved Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Provider

The Practice

Dr. Kittay’s Addiction Practice Meets the Highest Standard of Care Established by:

ASAM – The American Society of Addiction Medicine Level of Care Criteria

NIDA – National Institute of Drug Abuse   Practice Guidelines

SAMSHA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Recommendations


Dr Kittay specializes in the treatment of:

  • Dual Diagnosis: Addictions and Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders;
  • Poly -Drug Dependency: Addictions to more than one substance;
  • Substance Use Disorders in women during pregnancy and post-partum;
  • Drug and Alcohol use associated with Anxiety, Depression And Sleep Disorders;
  • Addictions related to the treatment of Medical Problems;
  • Addictions related to the treatment of Pain Problems;
  • Medical disorders related to addictions and high risk behaviors;
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction related to Substance Use;
  • Substance related suicidal thoughts and behaviors;

Addictions treated include:

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids: Prescription Pain Pills, Heroin, Fentanyl
  • Anxiety Medications: Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium
  • Sleep medications: Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata
  • Stimulants: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Adderall

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