The Myth of the ‘Functioning Alcoholic’

The Myth of the ‘Functioning Alcoholic’

Laura now realizes that this is no longer a joke. While she used to kid around calling herself a “functioning alcoholic,” that all changed when, after many attempts at cutting back, stopping drinking for a period of time, or setting limits, she suddenly lost her job...
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...
Curbing the Cravings: Naltrexone and Addiction

Curbing the Cravings: Naltrexone and Addiction

I had to laugh when Miriam (not her real name) told me the best thing about sobriety is that her husband is not so annoying to be around. The hardest thing: dealing with cravings. Miriam is in her late 50’s and completed an Alcohol Detox at the Coleman Institute for...