Blog

The Coleman Institute Blog

Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox

7

Dec 20

December 7, 2020

Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox


It doesn’t happen like this all the time. But it did happen yesterday. Room to room, patient to patient, over and over---I heard one success story after another.

Mack, off fentanyl since mid-April. Sleeping well, doing home renovation projects he’d put off for years. He now has the time, the energy and the money to do so.

(more…)
My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

1

Dec 20

December 1, 2020

My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?


This has become a very common scenario and patients from all around the country are calling the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine for help. It’s important to understand the difference between addiction and physical dependence. Addiction, at its simplest, can be defined as continued use despite adverse consequences.

(more…)
Triggers as Reminders

23

Nov 20

November 23, 2020

Triggers as Reminders


Recovery is a lifelong process, fraught with many twists and turns. A friend who has been sober from alcohol for two and a half years told me a story yesterday that brought this point home. She had just renewed her Costco membership and went there for the first time since she became sober.

(more…)
How Can Naltrexone Make Life Better in a Pandemic?

17

Nov 20

November 17, 2020

How Can Naltrexone Make Life Better in a Pandemic?


The use of naltrexone has been a cornerstone of the treatment for Substance Use Disorders at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, since its inception over 20 years ago.

Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist with no opioid agonist properties. It is, essentially, a blocker on the opioid receptors. While it sits on these receptors, it does not create euphoria or physical dependence or tolerance or addiction. Instead, it prevents opioids from landing on the receptors.

(more…)
My Doctor Refuses To Prescribe My Pain Medication!

28

Oct 20

October 28, 2020

My Doctor Refuses To Prescribe My Pain Medication!

John is a 60-year-old man who was the victim of a motor vehicle accident in 1996 that left him with multiple injuries, including skull, vertebral and other bone fractures. He was hospitalized for several weeks and basically had his entire face rebuilt and rods placed in his back, while other bones were screwed back together.

(more…)

We Can Help

Give us a call today to get started on the road to recovery.

If you would rather have our office contact you at a later date, please click on the link below to schedule a time for us to call you back.

Get the Free Guide

Get the Free Guide