Alan A. Wartenberg MD, FACP, FASAM Providence, RI

"It  needs to be a trauma focused therapy, which is not something we do a  lot of. You know, I've had many, many patients where I was the first one  to ask the questions, who hurt you? And when? That they had been  through 30 treatment programs, and nobody had looked into the wounds  that they were carrying." 

Dr.  Wartenberg received his BA at New York University and his MD at the  Medical College of Wisconsin.  He completed a Rotating Internship  at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a Residency in Internal Medicine at  Milwaukee County Medical Center.  After 2 years in private  practice, he returned to a Faculty Fellowship at the Medical College of  Wisconsin as a Career Teacher in Alcohol and Substance Abuse.  He  has served as the Medical Director of the Addiction Recovery Program at  Faulkner Hospital in Boston, and Corporate Medical Director of Discovery  House, a group of outpatient opioid treatment programs. 

He  is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction  Medicine. He has published widely in many areas of substance abuse,  including treatment of the elderly, opioid and alcohol detoxification  and medical complications of addiction.  He is a Fellow of the  American College of Physicians and the American Society of Addiction  Medicine, and is an Affiliated Faculty member at the Brown University  Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.