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Lawrence V. Tucker MD, Addiction Specialist


The Basics

Based in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Lawrence V. Tucker is a psychiatrist and addiction specialist who provides a range of flexible services to clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. In addition to boasting decades of medical experience, Dr. Tucker is also the medical director of Affinity Recovery, a luxury detox and residential treatment facility with several locations throughout Southern California. In addition to his services through Affinity Recovery, Dr. Tucker also provides flexible outpatient psychiatric services.

Treatment and Staff

Before beginning a program, clients go through an initial intake and assessment process to determine their needs and develop their care plans. Though on-site detox is not available, Suboxone-oriented outpatient detox services are available. Dr. Tucker can also refer clients either to Affinity Recovery or to another detox facility in the area as necessary.

Once stabilized, participants attend individualized care plans which includes individual and group therapy with evidence-based treatment practices including CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Still, all programs are well rounded and include holistic approaches that stress diet, exercise, mindfulness and neurofeedback as well. Dual diagnosis and medication management services are also available, with 12-step participation sometimes required as well. Though this is essentially Dr. Tucker’s private practice, his facility also works with a number of colleagues including additional psychiatrists and LMFTs.


Other services available through referrals include acupuncture, hypnosis, hormone balancing, nutritional counseling and neurological testing. Specialized treatment plans are offered for LGBTQ clients, children and adolescents. Counseling and support are offered for a wide range of non-addiction related topics as well including grief, gambling, family issues, couples counseling and more.

In addition to the standard behavioral issues detailed above, a range of support services for clients dealing with autism spectrum disorders are also available. Apart from standard assessments, clients can also receive brain scans whenever necessary, Finally, those who finish a primary care plan can work with Dr. Tucker and his staff to develop stepped down aftercare options as well.

In Summary

Overall, the private practice of Lawrence V Tucker MD provides flexible and individualized psychiatric services for those struggling with addiction and dual diagnosis issues. Treatment is evidence-based and includes holistic support, mindfulness training, neurological testing and more. The team offers support for a wide range of mood disorders and personal issues in addition to the more severe cases. While the cost of treatment may be higher than seeing a standard psychologist, Lawrence V Tucker MD brings his all of his varied psychiatric experience to bear when treating clients.

Lawrence V. Tucker MD
4000 MacArthur Blvd, Ste 600 East Tower
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Lawrence V. Tucker MD Cost: $400-$600 (initial consultation, 60-90 minutes); $200 per half hour (follow-up sessions); specifics may vary by program. Reach Lawrence V. Tucker MD by phone at (949) 416-3048 or by email at [email protected]. Find Lawrence V. Tucker MD on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp

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