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What Makes Detox with the Coleman Institute Different?

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Sep 22

September 27, 2022

What Makes Detox with the Coleman Institute Different?

I just spent some time reading Google reviews for the Coleman Institute. Many patients reference their recent experiences, while other narratives go back years.

For myself, I’ll never forget my first inkling of what it meant to be a patient here.

In 2007 I was interviewing for a Family Nurse Practitioner position in the Richmond, Virginia area. I’d been working for five years, and my current employer was planning to retire. I answered an ad in the newspaper and met with Dr. Coleman soon after. It seemed like a good fit: he was a genuinely nice, laid-back Kiwi (he is from New Zealand), the office was within biking distance, the staff very pleasant, and the family practice patients were diverse. As our conversation was coming to a close, Dr. Coleman informed me that he also practiced Addiction Medicine.

Although I didn’t really know what that entailed, it wasn’t the kind of statement that made me want to sign an employment contract. I politely thanked him and told him I was going to continue with some other interviews but agreed to return and shadow him for a couple of hours to learn about this part of his practice. I think I’d already made up my mind that this wasn’t the gig I was looking for. A few days later, I returned to follow Dr. Coleman around as he introduced me to ‘Addiction Medicine’.

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What If I’d Never Stopped Suboxone?

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Sep 22

September 20, 2022

What If I’d Never Stopped Suboxone?

Fred, a former patient at the Coleman Institute, was prescribed opioids for roughly 14 years. When a specialist treated this with Suboxone, he found himself needing treatment to detox off of Buprenorphine. Find out how the Coleman Institute helped Fred detox comfortably and quickly.

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The Most Compassionate Way to Get off Opioids

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Sep 22

September 7, 2022

The Most Compassionate Way to Get off Opioids

Richard Rohr, author of Breathing Under Water, Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, writes in his newsletter about how it is so much easier for many people to have a relationship with a process or a substance than with a person. Unlike objects, people are so unpredictable!

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The Coleman Method for Detox in Boston Massachusetts

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Aug 22

August 16, 2022

The Coleman Method for Detox in Boston Massachusetts

Dr. Peter Coleman, Dr. Reich, and other team members of the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine describe how The Coleman Method offered in Boston [Wellesley), Massachusetts works for detoxing opioids or alcohol.

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Why Addiction Is a Disease & How You Can Get Clean for Good

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Aug 22

August 9, 2022

Why Addiction Is a Disease & How You Can Get Clean for Good

Today we will look at why addiction is a disease and how we can be the carriers of this information to others. So that individuals suffering from it may come closer to the nonjudgmental help they need to recover.

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