Psychiatrist and Substance Abuse Specialist
Integrating the science of addiction medicine with the art of addiction psychotherapy
If you are looking for an alternative to “one size fits all” addiction treatment programs, Dr. Brottman offers flexible treatment through customized medication, therapy, or both, based on what you need and what makes the most sense. Dr. Brottman's approach to substance abuse treatment emphasizes flexibility and choice, but above all develops a respectful therapeutic relationship with each and every client versus an aggressive confrontation. It has proven to be an extremely effective way to motivate and empower change.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES IN MANHATTAN
Dr. Brottman is one of the top Doctor's in Manhattan with a reputation for consistently helping patients free themselves of alcohol/drug use, develop more effective coping skills, work through underlying issues, and reduce their relapse potential over the long term–whether they are struggling with alcohol, cocaine, opioids, methamphetamine, sedatives, or a combination of substances.
In addition, Dr. Brottman is a licensed Psychiatrist, with the experience required to evaluate patients and prescribe medication, when needed, for anxiety, depression, ADHD and other mood disorders.
Dr. Brottman's patients are professionals, executives, and other high-functioning adults with busy lifestyles and demanding careers. They are physicians, nurses, pharmacists, attorneys, accountants, corporate executives, bankers, financial managers, fashion designers, journalists, writers, entertainers, business owners, and other successful men and women. Some of his clients have struggled unsuccessfully to overcome their alcohol/drug problems on their own or with another physician.
Some are here because they have not done well in standard treatment programs. Others are here because they have already completed inpatient treatment and want aftercare to help them consolidate their gains and develop a plan to continue their progress over the long term. Still, others are here to determine whether their alcohol or drug use is a “problem” and what if any treatment options are most appropriate and desirable. All of our clients are here because they receive respectful sophisticated care that meets their individual needs.
DR. BROTTMAN TREATS HIGH-FUNCTIONING ADULTS
OUTPATIENT & IN-HOME DETOX FROM ALCOHOL & DRUGS IN NEW YORK
Dr. Brottman feels the best addiction recovery results occur through personalized and individualized care. A primary example of this approach is his Outpatient & In-Home Detox as an alternative to inpatient treatment.
As part of a medical detox, Dr. Brottman will help you withdraw from alcohol, opioids, and other drugs on an outpatient basis, while you continue to enjoy the privacy and comfort of your own home, without going into rehab or a hospital. You will be seen every day during your medical detox either in your home or in his office. In addition to 24/7 on-call coverage, he can provide in-home nursing care, if needed, to further ensure your safety and comfort.
As compared to Inpatient treatment, In-Home Detox provides greater freedom, privacy, and confidentiality for executives and professionals.
It is more convenient and less disruptive to your daily life.
It is a less expensive alternative compared to inpatient treatment
It allows you to maintain contact with family, friends, and business associates.
ALCOHOL MODERATION — LEARN HOW TO DRINK MORE SAFELY
Dr. Brottman offers help for Executives and Professionals who want to reduce their alcohol consumption to safer levels and avoid the negative consequences. This is not a standard alcoholism treatment program that pressures you to give up drinking forever and attend AA meetings.
Dr. Brottman uses a toolbox of research-proven strategies for people who are not physically addicted to alcohol but concerned that their current drinking pattern is harmful to their health, relationships, and/or other important aspects of their life.
Dr. Brottman also believes in the Sinclair Method using the opioid-blocking medication, naltrexone, which can help to reduce heavy (“binge”) drinking episodes and with continued use make it easier for people to stop drinking completely if abstinence is their goal.
SUBOXONE (BUPRENORPHINE) TREATMENT
Are you addicted to prescription painkillers or other opioid drugs? Dr. Brottman can help you overcome your addiction to Vicodin (Hydrocodone), Percocet (oxycodone), Fentanyl, Codeine, OxyContin, and other opioids.
Buprenorphine (brand names: Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv) is one of the most effective prescription medications for treating opioid dependence that has become available in the past three decades. It can be used as a temporary treatment to manage withdrawal symptoms and facilitate the transition from addiction to recovery for people who want to end their physical addiction to painkillers, heroin, or other opioid drugs.
Buprenorphine can also be taken over a longer period of time as opioid replacement therapy to relieve cravings, prevent relapse, and allow time to benefit from ongoing outpatient treatment that addresses social and psychological issues intertwined with the addiction.