The Single Most Important Thing to Know When Detoxing

The Single Most Important Thing to Know When Detoxing

A body, left to its own devices, manages pretty well. Breathing, digestion, circulation, and metabolism are all nicely orchestrated with only the minimal input from the inhabitant of said body. A little food, a little water, a little oxygen, and the body is good to...
Lizard In My Pocket

Lizard In My Pocket

I often carry lizards in my pocket at work. They aren’t alive, but a nice variety pack of assorted colored, striped, spotted, plastic reptiles. I give them out to patients who are suffering from their experience of anxiety. When Anxiety Becomes Too Much Anxiety comes...
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...