Finding Help to Detox Off Heroin

Finding Help to Detox Off Heroin

Every day my colleagues and I at The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine work with people who are holding their breath, desperate to keep their child, spouse, partner, or dear friend alive and free from the ravages brought on by addiction to various substances....
Spoiler Alert: 1 in 4 Make It

Spoiler Alert: 1 in 4 Make It

If you get a chance to watch the Netflix documentary film Recovery Boys, please do so. I attended a screening of the film at Studio Two Three in Richmond last night with Dr. Coleman and my nurse practitioner colleague, Lauren Farnsworth, to a pretty full audience. The...
The Truth About Suboxone®

The Truth About Suboxone®

A couple weeks ago I attended the funeral of an amazing woman who died at the age of 67 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS. She had decided early on to make her dying process a gift to her loved ones. Printed on her memorial card was the question, “What does love...
Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

Why Opioids Can Make Pain Worse

A patient shared this story and this question with me a few weeks ago: “For the past two years, I have been working with a pain management doctor to find a remedy for my back pain. I tried every treatment in the book from physical therapy, to ibuprofen, to cortisone...