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Aug 18

August 20, 2018

Anesthesia Detox – Yesterday’s Treatment!

By Peter R. Coleman, MD

Every now and then, I get questions about whether we still do the Anesthesia Detox. This treatment method has many names and variations, including an Advanced Rapid Detox, an Ultra-Rapid Detox (URD or UROD), a Rapid Drug Detox, an Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid Detoxification (AAROD), or a Rapid Opiate Detox under Sedation. Of course, the answer is that the Coleman Institute has not performed an opioid detox using anesthesia since 2001 – so it really is yesterday’s treatment.


Important Qualities Your Opioid Detox Facility


Aug 18

August 3, 2018

The Most Important Qualities Your Opioid Detox Facility Should Provide

By Joan R. Shepherd, FNP

Our Coleman Institute staff regularly meets to discuss the kinds of things medical offices must discuss. Occasionally at these meetings we look at our website and ask ourselves if it is communicating what we are truly about. It is interesting to note how many of the people who choose an opioid detox from Dilaudid®, Percocet® and other forms of oxycodone, Vicodin® and other forms of hydrocodone, fentanyl (prescribed or bought on the streets), heroin, methadone, or variations on buprenorphine—have been referred to us by their friends and family members.


One Thing To Remember


Jul 18

July 31, 2018

The Single Most Important Thing to Know When Detoxing off Opioids, Alcohol, or Benzos

By Joan R. Shepherd, FNP

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 go.


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Jul 18

July 27, 2018

Insurance Companies Are Recognizing Our Value

By Peter R. Coleman, MD

We were delighted to get the news last week that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia has started covering our treatment program. They have decided to cover the detoxification process and a subsequent six months of naltrexone therapy and case management. This will allow many more Virginia residents to be able to get off drugs and stay off drugs. We are excited to reach this milestone on the path to broadening access to our unique treatments with other insurers and in other states.




Jul 18

July 19, 2018

Beyond the Opioid Detox: 6 Ways to Reboot Your Body’s Energy

By Joan R. Shepherd, NP

Part of the reason the Coleman Institute is so successful in helping patients from around the world detox off various substances (alcohol; opioids, including heroin, buprenorphine, and methadone; and benzos, including Ativan®, Xanax®, and Valium® from one of our many locations is because we recognize not only are we treating a condition, we are treating a person.


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