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Mar 19

March 12, 2019

A Moral Failing Or A Brain That Needs Healing?

By The Coleman Institute

For those of you interested in learning more about how addiction specifically affects the brain, I encourage you to watch Dr. Kevin McCauley’s movies and YouTube presentations. Dr. McCauley was an Air Force surgeon who became addicted to pain medications after he went through a surgery himself. Rather than receiving treatment, he was sent to Leavenworth Prison.

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Mar 19

March 6, 2019

Curbing the Cravings: Naltrexone and Addiction

By The Coleman Institute

I had to laugh when Miriam (not her real name) told me the best thing about sobriety is that her husband is not so annoying to be around. The hardest thing: dealing with cravings.

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Feb 19

February 25, 2019

What to Expect When Detoxing from Opioids

By The Coleman Institute

The growing prevalence of opioid addiction has made seeking treatment especially important for people and their loved ones. But knowing what to expect from withdrawal and your detox program can clarify what the experience is like so that you’re in control of your own recovery and sobriety.

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Feb 19

February 22, 2019

Has Your Drinking Crossed the Line?

By The Coleman Institute

People often schedule consultations with our office to explore questions about their alcohol use. Drinking is so ubiquitous and our culture is so alcohol-centric, that frequently people aren’t sure whether their drinking is “normal” or if they are developing a troublesome and dangerous relationship with alcohol.

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Family at the beach

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Feb 19

February 19, 2019

Addiction Kills Connections

By The Coleman Institute

I had a conversation with my 30-year-old daughter the other evening. I said some things that she thought were entertaining and she decided she needed to start a reverse baby-book for me, writing down things I say that she thinks are funny. (When they were little, I did a good job of capturing on paper their quips and questions and witty musings. One of their favorite things to do on visits now is to re-read these vignettes.)

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