Smithtown-based psychologist addresses Brunswick Social Work Department on runaway success in treating opioid addiction with Buprenorphine therapy.
SMITHTOWN, NY – Dr. Simon A. Zysman, PH.D. is a licensed psychologist, a successful pioneer in opioid addiction treatment, and author of the newly-released book Successful Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment, in which he chronicles his experience in successfully combating the opioid dependency epidemic currently ravaging our nation.
Dr. Simon Zysman on the Richard Rose show discussing the growing Heroin epidemic on Long Island, September 26, 2015.
Dr. Zysman was invited to address the Social Work Department of Brunswick Hospital in Amityville, NY, the first of a series of speaking engagements he plans to undertake to help promote Successful Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment and inform the medical community of the life-saving Buprenorphine-based therapy he has developed; therapy that boasts one of the highest success rates in treating opioid addiction in New York State.
I was speaking to one of the social workers at Brunswick about my book, and she got very excited and asked me if I would be willing to come and speak at the hospital, which I was very happy to do,” Dr. Zysman said. “I’m also being approached by other hospitals that are expressing an interest in my doing a presentation. One of the things I want to do is to approach people in the professional community in terms of educating them about the disease concept of opiate addiction, the dynamics of opiate addiction, how it works, and how they can apply this method of treatment with their heroin & opioid addicted patients. When I returned to the EARS clinic following my presentation at Brunswick Hospital on successful heroin & opioid addiction treatment, a referral was made from Brunswick for the treatment of an opiate addicted patient.”
Founder of Smithtown-based outpatient clinic Employee Assistance Resource Services, Inc. (EARS) – the location where he carries out his groundbreaking opioid addiction treatment – Dr. Zysman stated that “according to United States Library of Medicine, behavioral intervention alone has extremely poor outcomes, with more than 80 percent of patients returning to drug use”. “Heroin & opioid addicted patients are in need of substance abuse treatment in conjunction with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) consisting of Buprenorphine and various psychiatric medications when indicated to restore them to relieve withdrawal symptoms (“dope sickness”) and restore functional capacity”.
The book entitled “Successful Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment” is now available through both Amazon.com and via Dr. Zysman’s own personal website; in addition, it is also available directly from Dr. Zysman himself if you were to visit him at his Smithtown-based EARS clinic. In fact, he noted that many of his current and former patients have already acquired copies of the book in order to pass on to their own primary care physicians.
Some addicts are buying the book as a gift to their doctors so that they would better understand the disease concept of addiction hopefully provide treatment that will take their addiction needs into consideration,” he said “. This book provides new knowledge about addiction, psychiatry, and insights about the disease concept of addiction and how to treat it”.
Dr. Zysman noted that, unlike most books on addiction, “Successful Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment” presents a positive, uplifting message about opioid addiction treatment and celebrates the many lives that his groundbreaking treatment has saved.
Most books about addiction focus on withdrawal symptoms, relapsing, and crisis intervention but it is rare to find a book with a positive message about successful heroin and opioid addiction treatment. “Also, most scientific books focus primarily about the scientific aspect of addiction, but somehow, they frequently do not include the patient’s experience and perspective about the treatment and the outcome. In this book I included testimonials from patients’ that describes their thoughts and feelings about their treatment at the EARS substance abuse program. Hearing the professionals’ scientific presentation about the disease of opiate addiction and the patients’ experiences in treatment makes this book that much more meaningful and relevant to the reader. These testimonials are very powerful and tend to leave the reader with a more positive impression about the treatment.” The testimonials portray the patients sense of helplessness while under the influence and how dramatically they managed to regain self-control over their lives with the help of treatment”.
If you’re interested in booking Dr. Zysman for a speaking engagement on his new book, Successful Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment, he can be reached at 631-361-6960, at www.EarsRecoveryProgram.com, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The book itself is available through Amazon.com and Dr. Zysman’s personal website SimonZysman.com.