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The Townsend Way is an innovative treatment model and our guiding principle. It shapes our perspective about addiction and it’s the reason why getting help at Townsend is unlike anywhere else.
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Dr. Howard Wetsman Discusses Two Elements of Addiction

Dr. Howard Wetsman is a New Orleans-based psychiatrist who specializes in Genetics and Addiction and the Neurobiology of Addiction.


Real Patient Story


Going to Townsend and getting on the road to recovery is the best decision I have ever made in my entire life. There is still a part of me that can’t believe I did it. But there is NO part … Continue reading

Questions & Answers on Addiction

Dr. Howard Wetsman’s book Questions and Answers on Addiction defines the disease of addiction and explores new science in the biological treatment of addiction.

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