Energy After Quitting Suboxone®

Energy After Quitting Suboxone®

Benny called the office a few days ago to discuss refills for sleep medication. Three months earlier he detoxed at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine after 8 years of taking Suboxone® for an opioid use disorder. Prior to being prescribed Suboxone®, Benny had...
The Link Between COVID-19 and Relapse

The Link Between COVID-19 and Relapse

With many Americans working from home for the foreseeable future, it is easier than ever to hide addictions. Even when we go back to the workplace, there will be physical barriers and limited use of common areas that reduce direct personal contact. The Overlooked...
Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Exercise and Addiction Recovery

In my experience, many patients with various substance use disorders have found exercise to be beneficial to their healing and recovery. This can be especially true for those that are in early recovery and are experiencing some post-acute withdrawal symptoms, more...
The Truth About Suboxone®

The Truth About Suboxone®

A couple weeks ago I attended the funeral of an amazing woman who died at the age of 67 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS. She had decided early on to make her dying process a gift to her loved ones. Printed on her memorial card was the question, “What does love...
Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

A patient shared this story and this question with me a few weeks ago: “For the past two years, I have been working with a pain management doctor to find a remedy for my back pain. I tried every treatment in the book from physical therapy, to ibuprofen, to cortisone...