Can I Use Kratom To Detox Off Heroin?

Can I Use Kratom To Detox Off Heroin?

Several months ago a 26-year-old man from Northern Virginia came to the office for an Accelerated Opioid Detox. He had been using heroin for about two years after being on oxycodone for surgeries he’d had shortly after high school. Jim had graduated from a good HVAC...
Addiction, Family, and Recovery

Addiction, Family, and Recovery

As a clinician, when first meeting a patient I am very interested to learn about their family and relationships. For some, sadly, they may have exhausted all ties to family and their relationships may be slim to non-existent. In other scenarios, the person in active...
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...
Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

The world is experiencing unprecedented simultaneous events between the novel coronavirus compelling people to dramatically alter lifestyle habits and current events that are causing people to question how their deepest beliefs drive their actions and impact others. I...
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...