Is Recovery Possible For Fentanyl Addiction?

Is Recovery Possible For Fentanyl Addiction?

Johnny first came to the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine when he was a young man, full of energy, and working hard at building a business. His work boots were a testimony to how he spent his time, and he dearly loved whatever vehicle he drove. Tall, charming,...
A Fast and Easy Way to Detox off Opioids

A Fast and Easy Way to Detox off Opioids

These were not my words, but the words of a patient who completed a 5-day opioid detox with us a few weeks ago. A couple of years ago, his detox would probably have been 3 days—he believed he was using a gram or a gram and a half of heroin a day—but when fentanyl was...
Fentanyl in Cocaine: The Deadly Pairing

Fentanyl in Cocaine: The Deadly Pairing

I heard a disturbing report on National Public Radio (NPR) this morning. The report was called: Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Becoming A Deadly Problem Among Drug Users. More and more people are dying from fentanyl being placed in cocaine. Heroin Laced Fentanyl Already we...
Low Energy After Opioids: What’s to Blame?

Low Energy After Opioids: What’s to Blame?

“Please, Ms. Shepherd,” my patient begged, “please remove this naltrexone implant. I don’t want it anymore…” Evelyn is a 42-year-old high school teacher in New Jersey, and quite frankly, had one hell of a year in 2020. While all teachers deserve medals for Resilience...
3 Addiction Treatments to Turn Your Life Around

3 Addiction Treatments to Turn Your Life Around

Addiction is a difficult disease. It can be isolating, lonely, and painful. Unlike many other diseases, addiction is often paired with secrets and lies. It is hard to picture a life without addiction when you don’t know what treatment solutions are out there. Here are...
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