Buprenorphine Treatment

Buprenorphine for Office-based Treatment

“Recovery is not for people who need it, it’s for people who want it”

Dr. Ditzell went through the training and obtained his license to prescribe and monitor Buprenorphine. He has extensive experience working with patients to overcome their substance abuse issues and prescribes Buprenorphine when it is clinically relevant to do so, having seen success with many of his patients utilizing this treatment modality. Buprenorphine is a controlled medication that requires the physician to have specialized training in order to write the prescription.


Buprenorphine’s opioid effects increase with each dose until at moderate doses they level off, even with further dose increases. This “ceiling effect” lowers the risk of misuse, dependency, and side effects. Also, because of buprenorphine’s long-acting agent, many patients may not have to take it every day.


Buprenorphine has unique pharmacological properties that help:

• Lower the potential for misuse

• Diminish the effects of physical dependency to opioids, such as withdrawal symptoms and cravings

• Increase safety in cases of overdose

• Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist. This means that, like opioids, it produces effects such as euphoria or respiratory depression.

With buprenorphine, however, these effects are weaker than those of full drugs such as heroin and methadone

By adding cutting edge ketamine infusion treatments with psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression our patients have seen rapid results. The coaching involved with the psychotherapy/ketamine treatment allows you to take control and turn your stressed life into your best life.

Our Buprenorphine Treatment Process

Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment.

Your initial evaluation session provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the psychiatrist and provide them with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking Buprenorphine Treatment. In addition to seeing if you will be a good candidate for Buprenorphine Treatment, they will be able to answer your questions regarding services, confidentiality, and what to expect in treatment. With your best interests in mind, you will decide together what kind of treatment will benefit you the most.

At the end of your first session, if you decide to move forward and work with that psychiatrist, you will be asked to schedule further appointments. At your second appointment, you will work with your doctor to set goals for your overall mental health experience and then begin working together towards achieving them.

At Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry our patients have and always will be our number one priority; we take their health and well being very seriously and are pleased to be able to offer Buprenorphine Treatments in a manner like no other practice we’ve come across.

Call +1 646 751 7908 and speak to any of our office staff to learn more or schedule an appointment.

The Benefits of Buprenorphine Treatment