I have practiced Addiction Medicine for more than three decades. I am the Past President of the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine and Past President of both the Virginia and Pennsylvania Societies of Addiction Medicine. I am also a Fellow of the American Society of American Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. I serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Magazine. 

I am currently working with the Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance to develop and disseminate evidence-based education about substance abuse and addiction. Lunder-Dineen is a collaboration between the Lunder Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital.

I am a passionate advocate for addiction treatment and a nationally known educator and have taught addiction medicine in China and helped develop a treatment program for drug-addicted homeless boys in Turkey. In 2009, I was named “Caregiver of the Year” by the Maine Hospital Association and Down East Magazine named me Maine’s “Top Doctor in Addiction Medicine” in 2014 and 2015. 

I blog at: markpublickermd.org

I treat all substance abuse disorders, including alcohol dependence, opiate, cocaine, benzodiazepine, stimulant and cannabis addictions.

Buprenorphine treatment

Medication-assisted treatment of alcohol dependence

Vivitrol and other anti-addiction medicines

Medically managed withdrawal from pain medication

Conversion of methadone maintenance to buprenorphine

Assessment of pain and addiction

Adolescent substance abuse

Pregnancy and addiction treatment

Treatment of medical practitioners, attorneys and other professionals

Outpatient Detoxification


Call today to schedule a consultation:  207-536-0674

My Services

Mark Publicker, MD   Addiction Treatment

1601 Congress Street 
​Portland ME 04102 


​Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday
9 AM till 4:30 PM


Mark Publicker, MD PA LLC

Specializing in the Medical Treatment of Addictions