Richmond, VA

Opioid Detox and Alcohol Detox in Richmond, Virginia

The Coleman Institute’s innovative outpatient detox programs have helped thousands of people free themselves from addiction to Alcohol, Opioids, Suboxone, Methadone and Benzodiazepines. We have an extraordinarily high 98% completion rate for getting opioid patients onto the non-addictive opiate blocker, Naltrexone, which helps minimize the risk of relapse by reducing cravings and blocking highs. To help our patients get into long-term recovery and stay there, our unique program includes ongoing Naltrexone therapy and supportive case management after the withdrawal management phase.

Unlike other forms of rapid detox, the Coleman Method speeds patients through opiate withdrawal in relative comfort without the use of general anesthesia. More than 8,500 patients have completed our unique outpatient detox procedure over the past 20 years. Patients who live within driving distance are able to return to the comfort of their homes daily during their treatment. Others often choose to stay in a nearby hotel or AirBnB.

We are located in Central Virginia at the crossroads of I-95 and 64, about 1.5 hours from Washington, D.C., and 1.5 hours from Virginia Beach.

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The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine – Richmond
204 N. Hamilton Street, Suite B
Richmond, VA 23221

Team Members Available for Questions by Phone 24/7

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST

More Than 8,500 Patients Treated with the Coleman Method

“Cannot thank you, Annette, NP, and the nurses enough. I was nervous and out of it, but Kim was exceptional. Very welcoming, felt at home, and nerves soothed. I’d love to send her a note. And the nurse I had on day three – also extremely compassionate. It was a hard day for me, but we did it, and I love you guys for it. Here goes freedom and life. Addiction sucks and is a slow death.”

Opioid Patient – Richmond, VA, April 2018

“The staff was incredibly non-judgmental and empathetic, and I honestly feel like they cared about me and my comfort as a patient. They’re able to react dynamically in accordance with the specific needs of me as a patient. I never thought I’d get off Fentanyl…from the ladies answering the phones, to the nurses, to the doctors, and the rest of the staff, these folks are miracle workers with angel wings. Thank you for setting me free.”

Opioid Patient – Richmond, VA, October 2020

“I cannot say enough good things about the Coleman Institute. They saved my life. When I came to them, I was on Suboxone. Their detox protocol is, I believe, the best out there. I’ve detoxed many time, and this was by far the best detox I’ve ever had, as far as detoxes go. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking to get and STAY clean. They are caring and available to you when you need them. Don’t wait – call today!”

Scott – Richmond, VA, September 2019

Discover the Difference with the Coleman Institute’s Outpatient Detox

When it comes to overcoming addiction, the right detox program can make all the difference. The Coleman Institute offers a unique and highly effective outpatient detox method that stands out from traditional detox programs. Below, we compare the key aspects of our Coleman Method with other detox methodologies to help you make an informed decision on your path to recovery.

Outpatient Detox Using
The Coleman Method

  • 98% detox completion rate
  • Sleep where you are comfortable
  • Detox in as little as 3 days
  • Don't have to put your life on hold
  • More flexible appointments and scheduling
  • Naltrexone therapy is available
  • Less expensive total cost of treatment
  • Comfort medications available, tailored to individual withdrawal symptom types and severity.

Other Detox Programs & Methodologies

  • Average 72% detox completion rate*
  • Sleep in a hospital or medical facility
  • Most inpatient programs require weeks or months
  • Little access to the outside world
  • More restrictive, often with rigid agendas
  • Recovery support varies widely
  • Longer programs lead to more expensive total cost of treatment
  • Most use smaller amounts of comfort medications compared to The Coleman Method
*Disclaimer Source: *Dr. Joshua D. Lee, Comparative effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone versus buprenorphine-naloxone for opioid relapse prevention (X:BOT): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial, The Lancet, November 2014, p1

Insurance Accepted at the Coleman Institute in Richmond, VA

Our Richmond, VA office is in-network with many Blue Cross Blue Shield plans (including Anthem Virginia PPO and HMO plans), as well as Aetna and Humana commercial plans, and Optima Health. We are expanding our in-network coverage constantly, so please contact us for specifics.

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Outpatient Detox Treatments in Richmond, VA

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Meet the Team at the Coleman Institute in Richmond, VA

The Coleman Institute’s team of Board-certified doctors and specialists is currently accepting new patients. Contact us today to speak with one of our professional medical staff and see what detox treatment options are right for you.


Meet Dr. Craig Swainey

Medical Director

Dr. Swainey is the Medical Director of the Coleman Institute in Richmond, VA. Born and raised in North Carolina, he remains an avid Tar Heel fan. Dr. Swainey completed his undergraduate education at Appalachian State University with a degree in Chemistry and Biology. He completed medical school at UNC Chapel Hill in 2002 and then moved to Richmond to begin an Internal Medicine Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. He went on to complete fellowships in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as well as in Medical Oncology. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology and Palliative care from 2008-2015. In 2015 Dr. Swainey changed career paths to Addiction Medicine due to both his personal and family struggles with Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Swainey has worked as an Addiction Medicine Provider in many settings including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder with Methadone and Buprenorphine (Suboxone), as well as with naltrexone. Dr. Swainey currently lives in Powhatan, VA with his wife and 6 (!!!!!) children. He is extremely passionate about helping others get into recovery from addiction.
Brittany Ilagan

Brittany Ilagan – AGNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Caitlin McManus

Caitlin Meliagros – AGNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Johnnelle Taliaferro

Johnnelle Shelton
Medical Assistant

Kimberly Perry

Kimberly Perry

Angela Wilson

Angela Wilson
Practice Manager


Jennifer Pius Gifford
Executive Director

Marilyn Edwards

Kelsey Markel
QMHP-T, Recovery Support Specialist

Jelisa Clanton

Jelisa Clanton
Admissions Coordinator

LaTonya Patron

LaTonya Patron, CMA
Medical Assistant

Accommodations Near the Coleman Institute in Richmond, VA

Courtyard by Marriott Scott’s Addition
3800 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Courtyard Richmond Downtown
1320 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Courtyard Richmond West
6400 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown
555 E. Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Embassy Suites by Hilton Richmond
2925 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294

Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Quirk Hotel Richmond
201 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

The Westin Richmond
6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230


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Richmond International Airport (RIC)

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  • United Airlines: 800-864-8331

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