5 Things To Remember If Your Kid Is Using Heroin

5 Things To Remember If Your Kid Is Using Heroin

When I started working at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine many years ago, I was blown away by the parents who were shell-shocked to learn that their children—their high achieving, athletic, award-winning, popular, beloved children—were addicted to heroin....
Great Reasons to Keep Using Opioids

Great Reasons to Keep Using Opioids

As I tell my patients all the time: you didn’t use drugs because you were ignorant, you used drugs because they were helping you with something. Until they weren’t. As Russell Brand, the British comedian, author, and activist says, “A counselor at the treatment centre...
Restoring Energy After Getting Off Opioids

Restoring Energy After Getting Off Opioids

Once a person has successfully completed an accelerated (or rapid*) opioid detox at one of our outpatient Coleman Institute offices, a frequently asked question is: how can I boost my energy after I stop using opioids? There is not a magic bullet answer to this...
Questioning Your Beliefs About Substance Use

Questioning Your Beliefs About Substance Use

John Gottman and Nan Silver are the authors of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Their approach for couples wanting to improve relationships is based on a seven-week program focusing on the positive aspects of their partners and their current situation....