Dr. Stuart Wasser

Dr. Stuart Wasser, an Ivy league educated and trained physician, has worked in Long Island, NY for 20 years.  He has dedicated his practice to the treatment of addictive disorders.  His focus has been on alcohol, pain medication and tranquilizer abuse but the abuse of all drugs is treated.  Co-occurring medical and psychiatric disorders are also identified and treated.

Recently, overeating has  been found to stimulate the same brain areas that are affected by drugs.  Treatments that have been found to reduce drug cravings have also been been found to help patients lose weight.  They reduce food cravings as well as appetite.  These newer medications can be used alone or they can be used with more traditional weight loss medications.  The combination of different medicines will improve outcomes.