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Addiction psychiatrist

An addiction psychiatrist is a board-certified psychiatrist who has received formal training in a subspecialty program and clinical experience in Addiction Medicine. Psychiatric physicians must undergo a year-long advanced training fellowship before sitting for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) subspecialty examination in addiction psychiatry.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has provided a certification examination in addiction, but it is open to all specialty physicians and does not require a residency program; this certification is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

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