Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox

Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox

It doesn’t happen like this all the time. But it did happen yesterday. Room to room, patient to patient, over and over—I heard one success story after another. Mack, off fentanyl since mid-April. Sleeping well, doing home renovation projects he’d put off for...
My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

This has become a very common scenario and patients from all around the country are calling the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine for help. It’s important to understand the difference between addiction and physical dependence. Addiction, at its simplest, can be...
Triggers as Reminders

Triggers as Reminders

Recovery is a lifelong process, fraught with many twists and turns. A friend who has been sober from alcohol for two and a half years told me a story yesterday that brought this point home. She had just renewed her Costco membership and went there for the first time...
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...
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