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 or...
Great Reasons to Keep Using Opioids

Great Reasons to Keep Using Opioids

As I tell my patients all the time: you didn’t use drugs because you were ignorant, you used drugs because they were helping you with something. Until they weren’t. As Russell Brand, the British comedian, author, and activist says, “A counselor at the treatment centre...
Restoring Energy After Getting Off Opioids

Restoring Energy After Getting Off Opioids

Once a person has successfully completed an accelerated (or rapid*) opioid detox at one of our outpatient Coleman Institute offices, a frequently asked question is: how can I boost my energy after I stop using opioids? There is not a magic bullet answer to this...
What to Expect When Detoxing from Opioids

What to Expect When Detoxing from Opioids

The growing prevalence of opioid addiction has made seeking treatment especially important for people and their loved ones. But knowing what to expect from withdrawal and your detox program can clarify what the experience is like so that you’re in control of your own...