Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain concerning reward, motivation, and memory. Brain dysfunction results in biological, psychological, and social urges and desires. A person will pathologically seek a reward by substance use or other frequently destructive behaviors. Addiction is typically seen as the inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, cravings, decreased issue recognition in behaviors and relationships, or dysfunctional emotional response. Addiction often means cyclical relapse and remission. Treatment can control addictive behaviors—without which progressive addiction can cause disability or death.
Our experts are board-certified in psychiatrists and have subspecialties in addiction psychiatry. They have years of experience in clinical and research addiction psychiatry, which includes general hospital psychiatry, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies for alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, and opioid use. Other experts specialize in the area of behavioral, or process, addictions.
These addiction experts offer consulting services for issues in all aspects of addiction, treatment, and recovery.
Addiction can be a complicated area of medicine, as the nature of each patient may lead to different situations requiring various forms of assessment and treatment. It is critical to retain the best expert witness available with the proper background and experience. ForensisGroup has successfully matched attorneys and insurance companies with the most trusted of experts from around the country for 25 years. Fill out and submit an expert request form or call us at (800) 555-5422 for additional information on retaining a reputable addiction expert witness for your case.