Dr. Stuart Wasser

Dr. Stuart Wasser is  a board certified addiction medicine specialist  who has worked in Long Island, NY for 30 years.   He runs a practice dedicated to treatment of addiction and impulse control disorders.    He has detox and weaning  protocols for all drugs;  He provides medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone, Vivitrol and naltrexone.  He will stabilize and slowly wean persons who have issues with sedatives including Xanax, Klonopin and Fioricet.  He also provides pharmacotherapy  for cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol,  marijuana, and nicotine use disorders .  Process addictions such as gambling, compulsive sexuality and many eating disorders are also medically treated.    Co-occurring medical and psychiatric disorders are  identified and treated as well.   Alternative approaches for chronic pain relief are offered.

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 found to help reduce food cravings and help people to lose weight.  

The purpose of this website is twofold.  First, it provides information about the office and a way to contact Dr Wasser.    The second,  and perhaps more important purpose,   is to present information about the causes, clinical issues and treatments  of addiction.  Inside,  there are articles about  of a host of topics related to substance abuse and compulsive eating.  I invite all to read the articles to learn about current theories of what the "DISEASE of ADDICTION" is,  as well as learn the rationale behind various treatments.

I hope you learn something.  Please leave a contact note and let me know what you think.