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Fast, Comfortable Buprenorphine Detox at the Coleman Institute In Richmond, VA

If you’ve been using Buprenorphine to treat your opioid addiction and you’re ready to transition away from it and start a new, fully opioid-free life, the Buprenorphine Detox program at the Coleman Institute in Richmond, VA could be just the treatment program you’ve been 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.

When you detox from Buprenorphine using the Coleman Method, you won’t have to suffer through the severe withdrawal symptoms that come with trying to self-detox or put your life on hold for an extended stay in inpatient rehab. Our detox method doesn’t take weeks or months to complete. We can help you detox from Buprenorphine in as little as 8 days on an outpatient basis. Patients who live within driving distance of our Richmond, VA location can return home daily during treatment, and those who live further away can spend their nights in one of the many nearby hotels or Airbnb accommodations.

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

  • Detox from Buprenorphine in as few as 8 days
  • Outpatient care – no hospital stay required
  • No general anesthesia required
  • Safe, assisted withdrawal using non-addictive medication
  • Caring support from medical professionals who understand addiction
  • Long-term recovery support assisted by long-acting Naltrexone
  • Help with creating a plan for maintaining 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 Patients Have To Say…

“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 times, 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

“My daughter is Opiate free for two months now after a 17-year addiction. This is the place to come for help with addiction issues. I already have recommended Dr. Coleman to friends in Indiana! The program works and it saves the life of the addict. Give my name anytime, to anyone that wants to know how good Dr. Coleman and Staff are!”

JB – Richmond, VA, November 2016

“Can’t thank this place enough, and especially the employees–Mary Alice, nurse practitioners Lauren and Joan. These 3 people are AMAZING, as well as everyone else but, my visit was primarily with these 3 delightful guys. They really treat their patients very well. Mary got straight to the point, get in, get u comfy, and get u back to your cozy bed at home.”

Opioid Patient – Richmond, VA, September 2020

Why Buprenorphine is Used, and Why People May Want to Detox Off Of It

Buprenorphine is a useful medication used in treatment for opioid addiction. It’s what is known as a “partial opioid agonist,” which means that it activates the same opioid receptors in the brain as other opioids, but to a much less intense degree that doesn’t produce the euphoric effects of other opioids. This makes it quite useful for managing opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms and transitioning patients away from a more dangerous opioid like Fentanyl or Heroin and onto a comparatively safer and legal (when prescribed) alternative.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that Buprenorphine is still an opioid. That means that Buprenorphine is itself an addictive substance, and that trying to stop using it can lead to similar withdrawal symptoms as one would experience when trying to stop using other opioids. In fact, many of our patients who have tried Buprenorphine treatment to treat their opioid addiction have said that detoxing from Buprenorphine can be even more difficult than detoxing from other opioids.

That’s where our outpatient Buprenorphine Detox program comes in. We help patients get off of Buprenorphine in as little as 8 days and take the next step toward a life completely free of addiction.


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

Buprenorphine detox can be very difficult, so choosing the right detox program is a crucial step on your journey to recovery. We’re here to help you through this process from beginning to end. Here’s what you can expect if you choose the Coleman Method for your Buprenorphine detox:

Getting Started:

When you decide you’re ready, call us at 877-773-3869 or request a callback from one of the Care Advocates on our Richmond, VA team. During the initial call, our Care Advocates will answer any questions you may have about outpatient Buprenorphine Detox and help you decide on when you would like to start treatment. We can typically begin treatment within a week – we do not have a waiting list.

Before Your Appointment:

We ask all of our Buprenorphine detox patients to stop taking Buprenorphine 16 to 48 hours before their first scheduled appointment at our Richmond, VA detox center. We also ask that patients be accompanied by a support person who can be present for the duration of the detox program and for 48 hours after detox is completed. Patients in detox should not drive motor vehicles and should be monitored at all times to ensure their safety and comfort.

Your 1st Appointment:

At your 1st appointment, you will be in mild withdrawal from stopping Buprenorphine use 16 to 48 hours before the appointment. A licensed, experienced addiction specialist will give you tailored doses of comfort medications throughout the day to alleviate any uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms you may be experiencing. You will also be given micro-dose Naltrexone to aid in the process.

Intermediate Appointments:

The intermediate days of your Buprenorphine detox will be much like the first day. An experienced practitioner will continue to administer comfort medications for your withdrawal symptoms throughout the day in tailored doses that fit your individual needs and you will also be given micro-dose Naltrexone to aid in the process.

Final Appointment:

When it is time for your final appointment, you will have made significant progress. You can rest comfortably in your own private room at our Richmond, VA detox center while the remaining Buprenorphine is gently removed from your brain, a process that usually takes around 6 to 8 hours. After this appointment, detox is complete. To help you in the weeks after detox, you will be given long-acting Naltrexone to help reduce opioid cravings. This freedom from cravings gives many of our patients the freedom to build healthier habits and start a new life free from addiction.


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

Most people who take Buprenorphine will not be able to stop using it on their own without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms and risking relapse. Here are some common Buprenorphine detox options available in the Richmond, VA area:


Trying to stop using Buprenorphine on your own can be extremely uncomfortable and dangerous. “Going cold turkey” and stopping your Buprenorphine suddenly with no help from an experienced addiction specialist can result in withdrawal symptoms that are physically and mentally distressing, and could even end up being life-threatening. Some Buprenorphine patients attempt to quit by tapering off their dosage in an attempt to wean themselves off of it. This almost never works. Both the cold turkey method and the weaning method usually result in the patient going back to their regular dose of Buprenorphine or relapsing back to the more dangerous opioid they were using before. Because of the potential health risks and high probability of relapse, we do not recommend trying to stop using Buprenorphine on your own.

Inpatient Detox:

Inpatient Buprenorphie detox requires a long hospital stay or a long stay in a rehab facility where medical professionals monitor the patient and give them medications to help with the pain and discomfort of withdrawal. The length of the process depends on the patient, but it is not unheard of for inpatient rehab stays to go for as long as 30 days or more. Such a long stay in a facility can be very disruptive to the patient’s life and can be very expensive.

Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification (URD or UROD):

Ultra Rapid Detox is an inpatient detox method where a patient is hospitalized, put under general anesthesia, and given opioid antagonist medications like Naltrexone intravenously to flush the drugs out of their system. True to its name, this method can be very fast, flushing the drugs out of the system in as little as 5 minutes, but it is an extremely expensive procedure and there can be serious health risks. There have been some reported fatalities after this treatment. Because of the potential risks, we stopped using this detox method in 2001.

Our Outpatient Buprenorphine Detox Program:

Our Buprenorphine Detox program is an outpatient program that tailored doses of comfort medications alongside Naltrexone Therapy to allow patients to detox safely and comfortably in as little as 8 days without the risks or costs involved in other types of opioid detox and with as little disruption to the patient’s daily life as possible.


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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