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Addiction & Substance Abust Treatment

Addiction Treatment in New York

You have to trust that full recovery is possible for you. With the right mindset, you can overcome the worst of addiction.

Alcoholism and addiction are undoubtedly the most stigmatized and misunderstood illnesses in our society. Addiction is a chronic condition and should be treated as such; it occurs when the substance being abused changes the chemical activity in your brain. Any drug can be abused, from prescription medications to alcohol and illicit drugs. While illicit drugs are abused any time they are used, prescription medications are considered abused any time they are used in a manner other than as indicated by the prescribing clinician.

Comprehensive approach to addiciton & substance abuse treatment

People begin to abuse substances for any number of reasons, and often times substance abuse is a comorbid disorder. The high rate of comorbidity between substance abuse and other mental health illnesses calls for a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment. The key is identifying the ailments and getting to the root of the issue in order to begin the healing process.

Psychological & Behavioral signs of addiction and substance abuse

Psychological Signs:

• Signs of substance abuse and addiction include:
• Sudden mood swings; irritability
• Unexplained change in personality or attitude
• Lack of motivation
•Periods of unusual hyperactivity

Behavioral Signs:

• Bloodshot eyes
• Sudden weight loss or gain
• Tremors, slurred speech, or impaired coordination
• Withdrawal from friends and family
• Loss of interest in hobbies and social activities
• Drop in attendance and performance at school/work
• Secretive or suspicious behavior

Your addiction psychiatrist in Manhattan

Dr. Ditzell has extensive experience with substance abuse treatment, having completed his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry and certifications for Buprenorphine for office-based treatment of opiate-dependent patients. Dr. Ditzell will meet his patient where they are and helpfully guide them through the recovery process. For more information on Dr. D’s experience and approach to substance abuse treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Addiction & Substance Abuse 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/therapist and provide them with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking Addiction/Substance Abuse Treatment. In addition to seeing if you will be a good candidate for 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 therapist 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 Addiction & Substance Abuse treatment 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 Addiction & Substance Abuse Treatment