Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

The world is experiencing unprecedented simultaneous events between the novel coronavirus compelling people to dramatically alter lifestyle habits and current events that are causing people to question how their deepest beliefs drive their actions and impact others. I...
Who Am I Without Alcohol?

Who Am I Without Alcohol?

Yesterday afternoon I screened Arthur, a young man who will be coming in for an alcohol detox this morning. He is very successful, surrounded by supportive family and friends, and — aside from the fifth of liquor he drinks every day, starting with a few snorts each...
Breaking Up With Your Addiction

Breaking Up With Your Addiction

Consider addiction as an abusive partner. After the novelty wears off, the dynamics and red flags of an unhealthy relationship with a substance come to light – poor communication, controlling behavior, and gaslighting, to name a few. Addiction and Poor Communication...
Alcohol: One Superman’s Kryptonite

Alcohol: One Superman’s Kryptonite

Abraham is a soft-spoken man in his mid 40’s. He is a born listener, discerning when he speaks, and reminds me of the old adage to use words only when it improves upon the silence. Abraham found the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine online when he was trying to...
The Truth About Suboxone®

The Truth About Suboxone®

A couple weeks ago I attended the funeral of an amazing woman who died at the age of 67 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS. She had decided early on to make her dying process a gift to her loved ones. Printed on her memorial card was the question, “What does love...