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Accelerated Opioid Detox: Explained Using the Coleman Method

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Jan 22

January 17, 2022

Accelerated Opioid Detox: Explained Using the Coleman Method

Here at the Coleman Institute, we know that drug addiction is a disease. It's not your fault, but it's devastating and it affects an awful lot of people. Since 2002, we've helped over 7,000 people successfully detox off of drugs or opioids and we’re here to help. What I'd like to do is explain to you exactly how we do our accelerated opioid detox. Because I find that when family members and patients really understand what we're doing, it helps them move through the process because it makes sense to them.

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Relapse After Surgery: When It Collides w/ Substance Use Disorder

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Jan 22

January 17, 2022

Relapse After Surgery: When It Collides w/ Substance Use Disorder

Patients with Substance Use Disorder may struggle with relapse after surgery. In this article, we discuss how both Al and Paula needed to receive help from the Coleman Institute after having surgery and taking prescribed pain medication.

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How Long Does Naltrexone Last & How Can It Aid in My Recovery?

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Jan 22

January 14, 2022

How Long Does Naltrexone Last & How Can It Aid in My Recovery?

For a person struggling with opioid addiction, the freedom to wake up in the morning and not need to chase the drug to keep from being sick is nothing short of miraculous.

Although there are always some exceptions, most patients who use long-acting naltrexone are astonished at how quickly the cravings are absolutely gone. I have heard this over and over again from our patients. If you are wondering how long does naltrexone last, and how it can aid in your recovery, we have the answers below.

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What Is Dopamine & How Does It Keep Me Using Opioids?

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Jan 22

January 14, 2022

What Is Dopamine & How Does It Keep Me Using Opioids?

What is dopamine? Dopamine is known as a pleasure molecule that is released in the nucleus accumbens area of the brain when we do pleasurable things — like eat food, have sex, or even take prescription opioids (drugs). When dopamine releases in the brain, we experience a strong sensation of pleasure and, of course, we will want to repeat that experience.

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How Can I Get Off These Bloody Pain Medications?

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Jan 22

January 8, 2022

How Can I Get Off These Bloody Pain Medications?

A recent publication by Health and Human Services (HSS) reports that opioid prescriptions in the US peaked at 255 million in 2012 and decreased to 191 million in 2017.

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