Switching from Suboxone® to Naltrexone

Switching from Suboxone® to Naltrexone

Claire (not her real name) juggles a lot in her life. She is a full-time college student. She works part-time. She is getting married over Thanksgiving. She has an opioid addiction. How Claire Got Here Her first attempt to complete college failed when she started...
Spoiler Alert: 1 in 4 Make It

Spoiler Alert: 1 in 4 Make It

If you get a chance to watch the Netflix documentary film Recovery Boys, please do so. I attended a screening of the film at Studio Two Three in Richmond last night with Dr. Coleman and my nurse practitioner colleague, Lauren Farnsworth, to a pretty full audience. The...
How to Restore Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

How to Restore Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

I heard from Ken (not his real name) yesterday. Ken completed an Accelerated Opiate Detox with us about 5 weeks ago. The burden lifted from his shoulders is immense, he told me. He wakes up with the freedom of knowing he can be like a “normal” human: drink...
Low Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

Low Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

A patient called the other evening. He finished his rapid opioid detox about a week ago. He has a very physical job and is the father of a 4-month-old baby, Noah. Noah is the reason he finally decided he had to stop his drug use once and for all. He has been using...