Laurence M. Westreich, M.D.

Laurence M. Westreich, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of patients dually diagnosed with addiction and mental disorders.

After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in English Literature, he received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School Of Medicine. After an internship in Internal Medicine at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dr. Westreich completed a residency in General Psychiatry at New York's Beth Israel Medical Center, and a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital.

He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry, holds a certificate of added qualifications on addiction psychiatry, and is certified as an addiction specialist by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Westreich is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine and serves as the consultant on drugs of abuse to Major League Baseball. He formerly worked as the Director of Bellevue Hospital's Detoxification Unit and Dual Diagnosis Unit, and now lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey with his wife and three children. Dr. Westreich Is the author of Helping the Addict You Love (

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