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5 Scary Things People With Substance Use Disorder Believe

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Mar 21

March 2, 2021

5 Scary Things People With Substance Use Disorder Believe

We had an incredibly busy season at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine. We were challenged to keep staff and patients safe from COVID-19, navigate holiday schedules, and respond as best we can to the tsunami wave of people desperate for help from various addictive substances. If holidays and COVID-19 weren’t enough to add to people’s vulnerability to using opioids, benzos, and alcohol, the relative ease of finding these drugs has made a bad problem much, much worse.

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The Easiest and Fastest Way to Detox Off Opioids

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Feb 21

February 25, 2021

The Easiest and Fastest 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 discovered in his urine, the length of his outpatient detox was increased.

This is both for his comfort and his safety.

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3 Addiction Treatments to Turn Your Life Around

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Feb 21

February 23, 2021

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 3 addictions solutions that can turn your life around.

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Switching from Suboxone® to Naltrexone

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Feb 21

February 22, 2021

Switching from Suboxone® to Naltrexone

Claire (not her real name) juggles a lot in her life.

  • She is a full-time college student.
  • She works part-time.
  • She is getting married over Thanksgiving.
  • She has an opioid addiction.
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That Street Pill Might Be Fentanyl

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Feb 21

February 16, 2021

That Street Pill Might Be Fentanyl


We see it almost daily. A patient comes in for a detox with us stating that they are buying pills, like opiates or benzodiazepines, on the street. They say their dealer is “trustworthy” and that the pills are “legit.” When we test their urine for substances, more often than not, there is no oxycodone, there are no benzos, but what is present is Fentanyl.

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