My Husband Was My Enabler

My Husband Was My Enabler

Rebecca was here for a follow up after her alcohol detox at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine. Two weeks earlier she and her husband of 38 years had spent the day with us in a quiet, private, comfortable room to help Rebecca carefully stop drinking alcohol....
Get Sober For Christmas

Get Sober For Christmas

One of the most moving themes I hear from my patients has to do with how different their lives are in sobriety at the holidays. A big, tattooed, talented father of two told us while we placed his long-acting naltrexone implant that the best thing about being clean was...
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...