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The Coleman Institute Offers Fast, Comfortable Outpatient Ultram® Detox In Richmond, VA

If you or a loved one are struggling with Ultram® dependence, the Coleman Institute’s Ultram® Detox program in Richmond, VA could be the addiction 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.

With Ultram® Detox using the Coleman Method, you won’t have to suffer through the physical and mental discomfort of self-detox or put your life on pause with an extended stay in rehab. The Coleman Method doesn’t take weeks or months to complete. You can detox from Ultram® in as little as 3-8 days on an outpatient basis. This shortened treatment schedule will allow you to detox without missing out on daily life. If you live within driving distance of our Richmond, VA facility, you can return home every day after your treatment session. And if you live further away, you’re free to stay at one of the many nearby hotels or Airbnb accommodations in Richmond.

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

  • Outpatient detox in as little as 3-8 days
  • No general anesthesia or hospital stays required
  • Safe, assisted withdrawal with non-addictive medication
  • Caring support from medical professionals
  • Long-term medication support using Naltrexone Therapy
  • Assistance with making long-term plans to maintain sobriety

You deserve a better life. You deserve freedom from Ultram® 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…

“Dr. Coleman did my detox. What can I say about him – just awesome and amazing! He really is a very humble person, very down to earth but highly skilled and knowledgeable in what he does. He ensured that the process was made as painless as possible for me. He was always there for me and what’s great is that he still is. I feel that he is only a phone call away. By the way, I traveled to Richmond, Virginia from Toronto, Canada – the best decision I ever made. Dr. Coleman is #1 – the BEST!!! I would recommend Dr. Coleman in a heartbeat.”

DA – Richmond, VA, May 201

“Excellent staff in every way! Much more comfortable and effective than trying to detox on my own. Everyone I encountered was supportive and kind. This meant a lot during a very tough and uncomfortable period. I have already recommended you to my Oncologist and Primary Care doc (who prescribed the opiate). They were both waiting to see how it went so they could consider it as an option for patients similar to me.”

MJ – Richmond, VA, June 201

“April and Joan both possess a manner about them that makes it easy to be open and honest without judgment. Addicts feel guilty enough about who they are as a person when they walk into treatment, and they make you feel like a human instead of a junkie and like they truly want to help. Caring and compassionate staff, continuing care. Recovery from addiction is not an easy process. Suboxone therapy does not work and relapses are going to happen simply because of the replacement of one opiate for another. This treatment has allowed me to truly be opiate-free and that is a dream I thought would not come true.”

S – Richmond, VA, July 2017

How Big a Problem are Opioids like Ultram® in Virginia?

The opioid crisis has hit Virginia hard, and prescription opioids like Ultram® (Tramadol) are a big driver of the problem. Ultram®, the brand name for Tramadol, is a powerful opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe pain that does not respond to other pain management treatments. Like all opioid medications, it is capable of creating a physical dependence in the user, sometimes after just one use, and stopping usage can result in painful withdrawal symptoms.

In 2019, a policy paper published by the Stamford Institute for Economic Policy Research shared data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that showed a strong correlation between a quadrupling of the clinical use of opioid medications between the years 2000 and 2010 and a 300 percent increase in deaths involving opioid overdose during that same period.

In 2018, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) shared data that showed a considerable decline in the number of opioid prescriptions written by doctors in the years 2015 and 2016, but even with this decrease in prescriptions, the danger of developing dependence on Ultram® remains for patients who still do receive prescriptions, and Tramadol can can still be obtained illegally.

The Virginia Department of Health reported a number of startling facts in December 2023 about the impact of the opioids on Virginians in 2022:

  • 2,490 total drug overdose deaths
  • 79% of these drug overdose deaths involved opioids like Fentanyl and Tramadol
  • 22,398 emergency department visits to treat drug overdose
  • 412 Virginia infants under 1 year old hospitalized with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) caused by maternal opioid use

If you or a loved one have been impacted by the negative effects of prescription opioids like Ultram®, you are not alone. Call us at 877-773-3869 or schedule a callback below to learn more about our Accelerated Ultram® Detox program.


What To Expect From Our Richmond, VA Ultram® Detox Program

Because detoxing from prescription pain medications like Ultram® can be so challenging, selecting the right opioid detox program is a crucial step on your journey to recovery. We’re here to help you through this process every step of the way. Here’s what you can expect from our Ultram® Detox program in Richmond, VA:

Getting Started:

You can get started by calling us now at 877-773-3869 or by scheduling a callback with our convenient online form so one of the Care Advocates from our Richmond team can call you back. During this call, your Care Advocate will answer any questions you might have about our unique method of Ultram® detox and will also help you decide which dates you would like to begin treatment. We can typically schedule your treatment within a week of this initial call – there is no waiting list.

Before Your Appointment:

We ask all of our Ultram® detox patients to stop taking their Ultram® 16 to 48 hours prior to their first appointment, based on guidance from our physicians. We also ask all Ultram® detox patients to have a support person with them who can be present for the duration of detox and for 48 hours after detox is complete. This support person is crucial because patients in detox should not drive a motor vehicle and should be monitored at all times to ensure their safety and comfort.

Your 1st Appointment:

At the 1st appointment, you will be in mild withdrawal from stopping your Ultram® use 16 to 48 hours before arriving. To alleviate your withdrawal symptoms, one of our licensed, experienced practitioners will give you a regimen of comfort medications with doses tailored to your specific needs. You will also receive micro-dose Naltrexone.

Intermediate Appointments:

Intermediate appointments of the Ultram® detox program will be very similar to the first appointment. We will continue to manage your withdrawal symptoms with tailored doses of comfort medications, and you will continue to receive micro-dose Naltrexone.

Final Appointment:

You will have made significant progress in detoxing from Ultram® by the time of your final appointment. During this last appointment, you will rest comfortably in a private room at our Richmond, VA facility while the remaining Ultram® is gently removed from your brain. This process usually takes around 6 to 8 hours, during which time you will be monitored closely to ensure that you are safe and that detox is progressing as it should. After this process has concluded, your detox is complete and you will be given long-acting Naltrexone to support your recovery in the coming weeks. Many of our patients find that this is just the support they need to get started building their new, addiction-free life.


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

Because Ultram® is such a potent opioid, most people who develop a dependence will not be able to stop using it without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. They quickly learn that detoxing successfully will most likely require professional help. Here are some of the more common Ultram® Detox options available in the Richmond, VA area:


Ultram® is one of the more potent opioid medications on the market, and is very difficult to detox from. Trying to self-detox from this medication can be very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. “Going cold turkey” and stopping use of Ultram® suddenly with no support can result in extreme physical and mental discomfort and could even be life-threatening. Some people attempt to self-detox by tapering off their doses of Ultram® and trying to wean themselves off of it, which is almost never successful. Most attempts at self-detox result in relapse because the person goes back to using Ultram® to try to relieve their withdrawal symptoms. Because of the potential health risks and high probability of relapse, we do not recommend attempting to self-detox from Ultram®.

Inpatient Detox:

Inpatient Ultram® detox requires the patient to stay in a hospital or rehab facility for an extended period of time while medical professionals monitor their status and administer medications to help alleviate pain and discomfort. The length of an inpatient stay depends on the condition of the patient, but it isn’t unheard of for stays to last upwards of 30 days. An extended stay in rehab can be very disruptive to a patient’s life and can result in very expensive medical bills.

Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification (URD or UROD):

Ultra Rapid Detox is an inpatient Ultram® detox method where a hospitalized patient is put under general anesthesia and given opioid antagonists like Naltrexone intravenously. This method can work very quickly, fully flushing the drugs out of a patient’s system in as little as 5 minutes. But this method is extremely expensive and can have serious health risks. There have been some fatalities reported after this treatment. Because of the potential dangers, our clinic stopped using this detox method in 2001.

Methadone or Buprenorphine:

Methadone and Buprenorphine can be very useful for those suffering from Ultram® addiction. It can help them transition away from their Ultram® usage and onto a relatively safer, legal (when prescribed) alternative. But Methadone and Burprenorphine are also opioids. Just like with any other opioid, stopping usage of Methadone and Buprenorphine can result in uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, so detoxing from them when the patient is ready can be challenging. Most of our patients who have tried Methadone or Buprenorphine treatment have said that detoxing from them can be more difficult than detoxing from other opioids

Our Outpatient Ultram® Detox Program:

Our Ultram® Detox program uses a combination of tailored doses of comfort medications and Naltrexone Therapy to help patients safely detox from Ultram® in as little as 3-8 days without the risks and costs associated with other methods of opioid detox and with as little disruption to the patient’s daily life as possible. Over the past 25 years, this program has had a 98% completion rate, and we think that fact 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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