Get Clean or Screw It?

Get Clean or Screw It?

Sometimes it is hard to think beyond the next two months or so. It is very easy to say “f**k it, I may not even be here in two months if the coronavirus gets a hold of me…” And for many, there is a sense of the relief from responsibility that comes with being...
Reframing Thoughts During Coronavirus

Reframing Thoughts During Coronavirus

On a recent (pre-COVID 19) retreat I attended, we focused on reframing thoughts, feelings, and past experiences and turning negatives into positives. I have found myself using some of these reframing skills during our current coronavirus pandemic experience. I am in...
Cravings and the Coronavirus

Cravings and the Coronavirus

One of the trademarks of Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders are cravings. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines cravings as: “an intense, urgent, or abnormal desire or longing.” In people with substance use disorders, cravings are not “abnormal” but actually the result...
Naltrexone Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Naltrexone Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Naltrexone is a non-addictive medication that can be used for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for both Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine offers two specially formulated Naltrexone options for...