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Personalized Approach to Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Dr. Glenn Brottman, MD treats people in all stages of recovery who want to reduce their drinking, stop drinking completely, or stop using all addictive substances. Whether your goal is moderate drinking or total abstinence, we can help you. We recognize that people with alcohol and drug problems are not all alike and that no single treatment approach works best for everyone. Unlike standard programs that rely heavily on a one size fits all approach, Dr. Brottman uses a toolbox of different strategies including motivational, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic techniques to address not only the substance use itself but also the underlying issues that motivate people to use substances and other compulsive behaviors as “self-medication”. Unless these underlying issues are addressed, a relapse often remains inevitable.

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Doing “What Works” to Overcome Alcohol and Drug Issues

Decades of research have shown that there are many different ways to overcome addiction, not just one way but it has been proven that a combination of different approaches often produces the best results. In contrast to most addiction programs, our practices are not based on a twelve-step philosophy. While we acknowledge and support the positive value that AA and other 12-step programs offer many individuals, we also recognize that these programs are not attractive or acceptable to everyone. 

Science-Based Substance Abuse Treatment

Dr. Brottman follows the science and the treatment he provides is evidence-based, meaning the various therapies and medications he utilizes have been carefully evaluated in scientific studies and found to be effective in the treatment of substance abuse. Dr. Brottman works with individuals who struggle with moderate to severe problems with alcohol, prescription opioids, heroin, stimulants, benzodiazepines (tranquilizers), and other addictive substances, as well as psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorders. Based on a comprehensive assessment, we help clients choose their treatment goals (e.g., abstinence, moderate drinking, or anxiety management) and formulate an initial treatment plan to help you achieve those goals. Dr. Brottman is a fully licensed professional with a great deal of training and the unique expertise and hands-on experience to treat the full range of emotional and

behavioral problems often associated with substance abuse. Every patient receives an individually-tailored treatment that integrates the science of addiction medicine with the science of addiction psychotherapy. In other words, Dr. Brottman is dedicated to “doing what works”, which is the most effective way to approach addiction recovery.

One-Stop for Comprehensive Care

Our patients benefit from the unprecedented access we provide to a variety of different services all in one central location.  It is uncommon to find in other treatment settings the scope of medical and psychological treatment options that Dr. Brottman offers from his single location. The outcomes patients receive are truly individualized and comprehensive care, all at "one-stop" for people that require multiple services.

PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT OPTIONS

At Dr. Brottman's New York Office

Do you need help with anxiety, depression, bipolar or attention deficit disorder? The psychiatrists at Compass Health Group (CHG) can help treat those issues along with any co-occurring substance abuse problems.

Personalized Care

Our psychiatric services are tailored to address your individual needs. Because no single method of treatment works best for everyone, we use an individually-tailored approach that is designed to address your specific needs.

Types of Psychiatric Problems Treated

Coordinated Team of Medical Doctors and Therapists

We have a multispecialty team of medical doctors and therapists. So while our psychiatrists may prescribe particular medications, they work together with the psychologists and other therapists on our team to provide you with truly coordinated comprehensive care.  In addition to medication prescribed by our psychiatrists, you can also receive individual psychotherapy provided by our licensed psychologists.

Our medical treatment options include:

  • Psychiatric medication management

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)