Addiction Psychiatrist Job Description

An addiction psychiatrist treats addiction patients. They assess a patient's mental state, addiction, and past psychological conditions to prescribe an appropriate treatment. Addiction psychiatrists are also responsible for following up on and monitoring patient progress during treatment.

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We are looking to hire addiction psychiatrists to consult, diagnose, and treat addiction patients. Applicants must have an excellent understanding of human psychology, the addiction cycle, and the appropriate treatments to prescribe for addictions. Capable addiction psychiatrists must have strong oral communication skills, and be able to treat patients with a wide range of conditions and mental states. Candidates are expected to have patience when dealing with patients and possible relapses, be able to answer any questions regarding addiction or psychiatry and act as a counselor between patients and their families during the difficult process.

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Addiction psychiatrists earn a salary from $101,000 to $291,000 annually. The average salary is $205,000.

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