Why Do I Need To Change?

Why Do I Need To Change?

I am NOT the problem! Our family is NOT the problem, it’s he/she who is actively bringing addiction into this family! They Are the Active Substance User. It’s Not My Problem, Right? One of the most significant challenges families encounter is that they do not believe...
Energy After Quitting Suboxone®

Energy After Quitting Suboxone®

Benny called the office a few days ago to discuss refills for sleep medication. Three months earlier he detoxed at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine after 8 years of taking Suboxone® for an opioid use disorder. Prior to being prescribed Suboxone®, Benny had...
The Link Between COVID-19 and Relapse

The Link Between COVID-19 and Relapse

With many Americans working from home for the foreseeable future, it is easier than ever to hide addictions. Even when we go back to the workplace, there will be physical barriers and limited use of common areas that reduce direct personal contact. The Overlooked...
Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Exercise and Addiction Recovery

In my experience, many patients with various substance use disorders have found exercise to be beneficial to their healing and recovery. This can be especially true for those that are in early recovery and are experiencing some post-acute withdrawal symptoms, more...
Alcohol: One Superman’s Kryptonite

Alcohol: One Superman’s Kryptonite

Abraham is a soft-spoken man in his mid 40’s. He is a born listener, discerning when he speaks, and reminds me of the old adage to use words only when it improves upon the silence. Abraham found the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine online when he was trying to...