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...
How to Get Energy Back After Opioid Withdrawal

How to Get Energy Back After Opioid Withdrawal

Patients who have stopped using opiates and gone through the withdrawal process often wonder why their energy is so low and ask about ways they might boost it. After extended use of opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin, Percocet®, Opana®, Dilaudid®, Vicodin®,...
Holidays and Sobriety: Make a Plan

Holidays and Sobriety: Make a Plan

I saw Loreen, age 32, in follow-up yesterday. She has now gone 20 days with no alcohol. Making Choices Based on Freedom For almost a year she was coming to our office regularly to get a Vivitrol shot to help her deal with her drinking. She had been very resistant to...
Gaining Energy Back After Opioid Detox – 6 Easy Ways

Gaining Energy Back After Opioid Detox – 6 Easy Ways

Part of the reason the Coleman Institute is so successful in helping patients from around the world detox off various substances (alcohol; opioids, including heroin, buprenorphine, and methadone; and benzos, including Ativan®, Xanax®, and Valium® from one...