Set Yourself Up for Sobriety Success

Set Yourself Up for Sobriety Success

Beatrice came in for a follow up visit. She is in her early 50’s and has wrestled with her addiction to alcohol for more than half of her lifetime. Except for a (pretty bad) one night slip last Thanksgiving, she now has two years of recovery under her belt. She holds...
Spoiler Alert 1 in 4 Make It

Spoiler Alert 1 in 4 Make It

If you get a chance to watch the Netflix documentary film Recovery Boys, please do so. I attended a screening of the film at Studio Two Three in Richmond last night with Dr. Coleman and my nurse practitioner colleague, Lauren Farnsworth, to a pretty full audience. The...
Changing Behavior To Stop Opioid Use

Changing Behavior To Stop Opioid Use

I’ve been riffing a lot on this idea of motivation and willpower. BJ Fogg, author of Tiny Habits, says: “. . . motivation and willpower get a lot of airtime. People are always looking for ways to ramp them up and sustain them over time. The problem is that both...