Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox

Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox

It doesn’t happen like this all the time. But it did happen yesterday. Room to room, patient to patient, over and over—I heard one success story after another. Mack, off fentanyl since mid-April. Sleeping well, doing home renovation projects he’d put off for...
My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

This has become a very common scenario and patients from all around the country are calling the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine for help. It’s important to understand the difference between addiction and physical dependence. Addiction, at its simplest, can be...
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...
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...
Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

A patient shared this story and this question with me a few weeks ago: “For the past two years, I have been working with a pain management doctor to find a remedy for my back pain. I tried every treatment in the book from physical therapy, to ibuprofen, to cortisone...
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