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Safe, Comfortable Kratom Detox at the Coleman Institute in Richmond, VA

If you or someone you know are seeking help for Kratom addiction or dependence, the Coleman Institute’s Richmond, VA Kratom Detox program could be the treatment program you’re looking for.

The Coleman Institute – Richmond is 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. We’ve treated over 8,500 patients using the Coleman Method and our outpatient detox program has a 98% completion rate.

Kratom Detox using the Coleman Method will help you detox from Kratom without suffering through the agony of the severe symptoms that come attempting to self-detox or the disruption to your life that comes with an extended stay in inpatient rehab. The program doesn’t take months, or even weeks to complete. Kratom Detox can be done in as little as 3 days on an outpatient basis at our Richmond, VA facility. The brevity of the treatment time will allow you to detox from kratom without missing out on your day-to-day responsibilities and activities. Patients who live within driving distance of the Coleman Institute’s Richmond, VA location can return home every day during treatment, and those who live further away are free to stay at a nearby hotel or Airbnb.

Benefits of the Coleman Institute’s outpatient Kratom Detox program in Richmond, VA:

  • Outpatient kratom detox in as few as 3 days
  • No general anesthesia or hospital stays
  • Safe withdrawal using non-addictive medication to assist the process
  • Caring support from experienced professionals
  • Long-term support for recovery and assistance with building a plan to maintain sobriety

You deserve a better life. You deserve freedom from addiction. Let’s take the next step together. Call Us Now at 877-773-3869.



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

See What Our Richmond Opioid Detox Patients Have To Say…

“By far the best detox clinic! Everyone was extremely nice, non judgmental, and caring. They made the detox process SO much easier. If you are needing help, definitely call them!”

Haley Ratliff – Richmond, VA, July 2023

“Completely impressed with the Coleman Institute. The philosophy and approach were exactly what we needed. Dr. Coleman was able to see us on short notice and begin treatment. The staff is very experienced, knowledgeable, patient, and empathetic to both patients and support person. They provide a different detox experience with long term success in mind. Highly recommend.”

Mary Davie – Richmond, VA, 2022

“I couldn’t be happier with the Coleman Institute. From the receptionists, to the nurses, to the nurse practitioners and case manager – everyone felt like they genuinely cared and were interested in helping me detox as painfully as possible. Thank you to Johnnelle, Hannah and Caitlin particularly! If you’re struggling with addiction like I was and feel like there’s no way out – the Coleman Institute IS your way out!”

Reed Holland – Richmond, VA, 2022

What are the Dangers of Kratom Usage?

Kratom is an herbal product from Southeast Asia that can have both opioid and stimulant effects. Because Kratom comes from a plant, many people assume that it is “natural” and therefore safe to use. Many people also assume that Kratom is a safe alternative to opioids and can be used to help detox from them. In truth, Kratom is a dangerous, addictive substance, and it is not safe to use as a method of detoxing from stronger opioids.

Like most opiates, physical dependency on Kratom can begin after just one use. The potency of Kratom quickly leads to a tolerance, which causes users to use more and more of the drug in order to achieve that initial high. When people attempt to use Kratom to detox from stronger opioids, we often see them develop a dependence on both Kratom and the opioid they were attempting to detox from. Trying to stop using Kratom can lead to painful, distressing withdrawal symptoms similar to those experienced when withdrawing from other opioids.

Aside from addiction and withdrawal, some reported problems experienced by Kratom users include weight loss, dry mouth, chills, nausea, vomiting, changes in urine and constipation, liver damage, muscle pain, dizziness, drowsiness, hallucinations, depression, delusion, breathing suppression, seizure, coma, salmonella infection, and even death.


What To Expect From Our Kratom Detox Program In Richmond, VA

If you’re ready to stop using Kratom, choosing a Kratom detox program in Richmond, VA that will work for you is a crucial step on the journey to recovery. We’re here to help you through every step of this process. Here’s what to expect when you decide to start outpatient Kratom detox using the Coleman Method:

Getting Started:

The first step is to call us now at 877-773-3869 or or request a callback from a Care Advocate. During this initial call, our Care Advocates will answer any questions that you may have about our unique Kratom detox program and help you decide the dates you would like to begin treatment. We can typically schedule your treatment within a week of this call – we do not have a waiting list.

Before Your Appointment:

We ask all of our Kratom detox patients to stop taking Kratom 16 to 48 hours before their first appointment with us, based on guidance from our physicians. We also ask all patients to have a support person present with them for the duration of their detox and for 48 hours after detox is completed. Patients in our detox program should not drive a motor vehicle and should be monitored at all times to ensure their safety.

Your First Appointment:

At your first appointment, you will be in mild withdrawal from stopping the use of Kratom 16-48 hours prior to the start of the appointment. A licensed, experienced practitioner will provide doses of comfort medications tailored to your individual needs throughout the day to help alleviate your withdrawal symptoms. You will also receive micro-dose Naltrexone, which is an opioid antagonist that blocks the opioid receptors in your brain. Though these receptors are most associated with opiate use, we find that they are also involved in producing a high during Kratom use.

Intermediate Appointments:

The intermediate appointments in our Richmond, VA kratom detox program are similar to the first appointment. A practitioner will continue to give you tailored doses of comfort medications according to your needs, along with micro-dose Naltrexone.

Final Appointment:

At the time of your final appointment, you will have made significant progress in your Kratom detox. During this final appointment, which usually takes about 6 to 8 hours, you will be monitored closely by our practitioners to ensure your safety. Once this appointment is over, detox is complete and you will be given long-lasting Naltrexone in the form of either an injection of Vivitrol or an implant. This Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, giving you the freedom to build new habits and a life free from addiction.


Why The Coleman Institute’s Kratom Detox Program – The Fast And Comfortable Option

Most people are unable to stop using substances like Kratom without experiencing powerful withdrawal symptoms that often lead to relapse. Those who successfully detox and begin lasting recovery seek out professional help through a medical detox program. Here are some common Kratom detox options that can be found in the Richmond, VA area:


Though Kratom dependence may not seem as serious as addiction to other opioids that are considered stronger, make no mistake – Kratom withdrawal can be quite severe. Those who attempt to stop suddenly and go “cold turkey” may experience extreme physical and mental discomfort. Withdrawal symptoms could even be life threatening. Because of the high probability of relapse and the potential safety concerns involved, we do not recommend that anyone attempt to self-detox from Kratom.

Inpatient Detox:

Inpatient kratom detox requires a patient to stay in a hospital or rehab facility for an extended period of time so addiction specialists can monitor them and give them medications for the pain and discomfort that often accompanies withdrawal. The length of time spent in inpatient rehab depends on the patient’s condition, but it is not unheard of for stays to last upwards of 30 days. A long stay in inpatient rehab can be very disruptive to a patient’s life, and can also be very expensive.

Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification (URD or UROD):

Ultra Rapid Opioid Detox is a detox method where a patient is hospitalized, put under general anesthesia, and given intravenous doses of opioid antagonists to quickly flush all of the drugs out of their system. This treatment can detox a person in as little as five minutes, but it is extremely expensive and potentially quite dangerous. Serious medical risks have been reported with this method, including reported fatalities after treatment. The Coleman Institute has not done UROD since 2001.

Methadone or Buprenorphine:

When administered under the supervision of an addiction specialist, Methadone and Buprenorphine have been quite useful in helping patients transition away from Kratom dependence or addiction. However, one must keep in mind that Methadone and Buprenorphine are opiates. When you stop taking them, they can result in withdrawal symptoms, just like other opiates. Once a patient is ready to stop using Methadone or Buprenorphine, they will have to go through the challenge of detoxing from those medications as well. Many of our patients have said that detoxing off of Methadone or Buprenorphine can be more difficult than detoxing from other opiates.

Our Outpatient Kratom Detox Program:

Our Richmond, VA Kratom Detox program uses a tailored regimen of comfort medications alongside Naltrexone Therapy to help patients who are ready to stop using Kratom detox safely in as few as 3 days without the risks or costs of other methods of Kratom detox and with as little disruption of day-to-day life as possible. The Coleman Method has a 98% completion rate, and we think that statistic speaks for itself.


Insurance Accepted For Accelerated Opioid Detox At Our Richmond, VA Location

The Coleman Institute’s Richmond, VA office is in-network with many Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, including Anthem Virginia PPO and HMO plans. We also accept Aetna and Humana commercial plans and Optima (Sentera) Health. We are constantly expanding our in-network coverage, so please contact us to see if we accept your insurance.

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Call 877-773-3869 or schedule a callback to check your insurance coverage.

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