Memes as a Recovery Tool

Memes as a Recovery Tool

There is absolutely nothing funny about addiction. Alcohol and opioid use disorders are causing deaths at unprecedented rates, destroying families, and costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars per year. The beginning stages of recovery are rough, really rough:...
Opioids, Tobacco, and Relapse

Opioids, Tobacco, and Relapse

When patients come to the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine to detox off various addictive substances such as heroin, fentanyl, Percocet®, Dilaudid®, Roxicet®, or any other derivatives of morphine, they aren’t feeling their best. We generally ask people to stop...
“I’m A Slave to my Fentanyl Patch”

“I’m A Slave to my Fentanyl Patch”

These are the words I heard from a middle-aged patient who came into the office a few weeks ago. He said to me: “I hate it. Every 3 days I have to re-apply my Fentanyl patch and I can’t stand the fact that I am a slave to it. All of my doctors tell me that...
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...
The Millennial Addict: A Double Serving of Selfish

The Millennial Addict: A Double Serving of Selfish

At the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine, we work with people of all ages to safely get off addictive substances like alcohol, Oxycontin®, Percocet®, Roxicodone®, Dilaudid®, fentanyl, heroin, or methadone. Our patients tend to be highly motivated and ready to...
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