Spoiler Alert: 1 in 4 Make It

Spoiler Alert: 1 in 4 Make It

If you get a chance to watch the Netflix documentary film Recovery Boys, please do so. I attended a screening of the film at Studio Two Three in Richmond last night with Dr. Coleman and my nurse practitioner colleague, Lauren Farnsworth, to a pretty full audience. The...
How to Restore Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

How to Restore Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

I heard from Ken (not his real name) yesterday. Ken completed an Accelerated Opiate Detox with us about 5 weeks ago. The burden lifted from his shoulders is immense, he told me. He wakes up with the freedom of knowing he can be like a “normal” human: drink...
Healing the Brain After Opioid Detox and Withdrawal

Healing the Brain After Opioid Detox and Withdrawal

Raphael (I don’t use patients’ real names, so I thought this would be a fun one) came to the office recently to have his monthly Vivitrol injection. Vivitrol is the trade name for a long-acting formulation of naltrexone, which is a pure opiate antagonist...