One Pill Can Kill

One Pill Can Kill

Here’s a recap of Dr. Peter Coleman’s video, “One Pill Can Kill”. The Dangerous Reality The DEA has recently come out with a campaign to get the word out, called One Pill Can Kill, and it’s dramatic and it’s true, and we’ve been hearing about it. The...
Taking the First Step in Your Recovery Journey

Taking the First Step in Your Recovery Journey

Here’s a recap of Dr. Peter Coleman’s video on “Taking the first step in your recovery journey”.” It’s Not Your Fault We know that addiction is a disease. It’s not your fault. It’s devastating and affects people from all walks of life from every...
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...
Healing the Brain After Opioid Detox and Withdrawal

Healing the Brain After Opioid Detox and Withdrawal

Raphael (I don’t use patients’ real names, so I thought this would be a fun one) came to the office recently to have his monthly Vivitrol injection. Vivitrol is the trade name for a long-acting formulation of naltrexone, which is a pure opiate antagonist...
5 Ways to Boost Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

5 Ways to Boost Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

Patients who have stopped using opiates and gone through the withdrawal process often wonder why their energy is so low and ask about ways they might boost it. After extended use of opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin, Percocet®, Opana®, Dilaudid®, Vicodin®,...
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