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.