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....
5 Goals for Substance Abuse Recovery After Detox

5 Goals for Substance Abuse Recovery After Detox

I wrote about Ken in an earlier blog titled “Restoring Energy After Opioid Withdrawal.” At that time, Ken was 5 weeks out from completing an Accelerated Opiate Detox off high doses of opioids, including hydromorphone and fentanyl. His energy was beginning...
18 Holiday Gifts for Those in Recovery

18 Holiday Gifts for Those in Recovery

People in recovery deserve a lot of praise. The best gift that you can give someone in recovery is acknowledgment; an acknowledgement of how hard they have worked, how much they have changed, and how proud of them you are. If you didn’t know, those in recovery...
Addiction, Family, and Recovery

Addiction, Family, and Recovery

As a clinician, when first meeting a patient I am very interested to learn about their family and relationships. For some, sadly, they may have exhausted all ties to family and their relationships may be slim to non-existent. In other scenarios, the person in active...
Why Do I Need To Change?

Why Do I Need To Change?

I am NOT the problem! Our family is NOT the problem, it’s he/she who is actively bringing addiction into this family! They Are the Active Substance User. It’s Not My Problem, Right? One of the most significant challenges families encounter is that they do not believe...
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