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January 22, 2020

Warning: 5 Things You Must Know Before Starting Naltrexone Therapy

By The Coleman Institute

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela

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Jan 20

January 20, 2020

What Trumps the Fear of Stopping Methadone

By The Coleman Institute

I was moved to write a letter to a patient who completed an Accelerated Opioid Detox off Methadone last week. She is in the Post Acute Withdrawal (PAWS) stage, which can be very challenging. I have changed the name of the patient, but wanted to share the sentiments with you—or a loved one—who might be considering life without opioids, but are fearful of taking the plunge.

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Jan 20

January 15, 2020

The 10 Most Effective Ways To Sabotage Your Recovery

By The Coleman Institute

“If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.” — Stephen Covey

It is a pure joy to be in the profession of addiction medicine. Every day brings opportunities to learn, challenges to unravel, and patients who inspire our staff, validating the years of collective experience the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine brings to the table.

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Jan 20

January 13, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions and the Reality of January

By The Coleman Institute

It’s the middle of January and I have already slipped!

Well, this is why New Year’s resolutions don’t have a great track record of success. As a matter of fact, according to US World and News reports, 80% have succumbed by the first week in February. And the overall success rate is less than 8%. Not very good odds.

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Jan 20

January 8, 2020

Why Neglecting Your Own Care May Be The Worst Thing You Can Do For Your Addicted Child

By The Coleman Institute

When a child is caught up in all the problems that go along with a substance use disorder (heroin, fentanyl, Percocet®, Roxicet®, Vicodin®, hydrocodone, Vicoprofen®, or alcohol, just to name a few), many parents put their own well being on hold.

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