The Easiest and Fastest Way to Detox Off Opioids

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Detox Off Opioids

These were not my words, but the words of a patient who completed a 5-day opioid detox with us a few weeks ago. A couple of years ago, his detox would probably have been 3 days—he believed he was using a gram or a gram and a half of heroin a day—but when fentanyl was...
Is Rapid Opioid Detox Really Too Good To Be True?

Is Rapid Opioid Detox Really Too Good To Be True?

I am going to change the details for my patient’s confidentiality, but the basic story is spot on. Alana, a beautiful 23-year-old woman who lives far away from Richmond, VA, convinced her mother to bring her to the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine to help her...
I Think my Coworker May Have an Addiction

I Think my Coworker May Have an Addiction

Here’s the scenario: Your coworker is exhibiting uncharacteristic behavior at work and you are concerned it may possibly be an addiction problem. It could be to alcohol, prescription or nonprescription drugs or even a behavioral addiction to gaming, gambling or sex....
The Easiest Way EVER to Get Off Opioids

The Easiest Way EVER to Get Off Opioids

Perhaps your doctor has cut you off from your Percocet®, Roxicet®, Vicodin®, Dilaudid®, or other morphine-type pain medications. Perhaps you have become involved with using street drugs such as heroin or fentanyl. If you are reading this, it is likely you want to stop...
What to Expect When Detoxing from Opioids

What to Expect When Detoxing from Opioids

The growing prevalence of opioid addiction has made seeking treatment especially important for people and their loved ones. But knowing what to expect from withdrawal and your detox program can clarify what the experience is like so that you’re in control of your own...