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Howard B. Moss, M.D.
Addiction Psychiatry
is no longer at:
Counseling Clinics of La Jolla. 
1150 Silverado Street,
La Jolla, Ca 92037
Phone: 858-222-8800.
His practice is now closed.

Thank you for your interest.

 Howard B. Moss, M.D.


Dr. Moss is a Board-certified Psychiatrist with Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry, specializing in office-based substance abuse treatment. He is the former Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in Bethesda, Maryland and is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the new University of California at Riverside School of Medicine.  

He is an interactive, solution-focused psychiatrist. His therapeutic approach is utilize techniques proven effective by research to provide support for the recovery process and to avoid the potential for relapse. He integrates medication management with cognitive behavioral techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each patient. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the recovery they are committed to accomplishing.


With over 30 years experience as a psychiatrist, and as a former Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine specializing in evidence-based treatment approaches for the addictive disorders, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of patients. In addition to being a prominent addictions therapist, Dr. Moss has published over 175 peer-reviewed articles and three books on alcohol and drug abuse topics, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on addiction research. He is the former recipient of a Senior Scientist Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. 


  Specialty Certification:  

 1983                     Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certificate Number: 24558 



 1993:2004          Subspecialty: Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry Certificate Number: 300








1977               California  Board of Medical Quality Assurance License Number:  G 036052

 1983              Maryland   Board of Medical Examiners License Number:  D 30018 (Not active)

1990               Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs License Number: MD 035866E (Not active) 

2003              Special DEA Waiver to Prescribe Buprenorphine