How to Get Energy Back After Opioid Withdrawal

How to Get Energy Back 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®,...
When Pain Medication Becomes a Dependency

When Pain Medication Becomes a Dependency

Eve, age 46, is a long-time nurse. When she was younger and working in the hospital, she was helping an obese patient from bed to their wheelchair. The patient became unsteady, and when Eve reached to steady the patient, the patient fell, pulling and twisting Eve’s...
Adam’s Opioid Addiction and Recovery Story

Adam’s Opioid Addiction and Recovery Story

I have written this before in many blogs, and (as long as I continue to write) this will remain a constant: my inspiration comes directly from our patients. Although I change personal details to protect their privacy, the core of their stories is what moves me and...
What If I’d Never Stopped Suboxone?

What If I’d Never Stopped Suboxone?

Fred, a former patient at the Coleman Institute, was prescribed opioids for roughly 14 years. When a specialist treated this with Suboxone, he found himself needing treatment to detox off of Buprenorphine. Find out how the Coleman Institute helped Fred detox...
The Most Compassionate Way to Get off Opioids

The Most Compassionate Way to Get off Opioids

Richard Rohr, author of Breathing Under Water, Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, writes in his newsletter about how it is so much easier for many people to have a relationship with a process or a substance than with a person. Unlike objects, people are so...