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Jun 20

June 23, 2020

Spoiler Alert 1 in 4 Make It

By The Coleman Institute

If you get a chance to watch the Netflix documentary film Recovery Boys, please do so. I attended a screening of the film at Studio Two Three in Richmond last night with Dr. Coleman and my nurse practitioner colleague, Lauren Farnsworth, to a pretty full audience. The filmmaker, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, was available afterwards to talk and answer questions.
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Vegetables

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Jun 20

June 22, 2020

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

By Andrew Rountree

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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Sad Woman

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Jun 20

June 19, 2020

Heroin and Other Opiates are Very Powerful Emotional Pain Killers

By Andrew Rountree

We’ve known for a long time that opiates are fantastic pain killers for physical pain. We use them in medicine all the time. Opiates relieve the pain of terminal cancer, general surgery and broken bones.

But, it is more and more clear to me, that opiates are even more powerful in relieving emotional pain. I think this is the main reason why the relapse rate is so high for people with opiate addiction. I believe it is why so many people go back to using opiates even after they are fully detoxed. They have such strong memories of how good they felt on opiates and they want to get back those good feelings.

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Jun 20

June 18, 2020

Changing Behavior To Stop Opioid Use

By The Coleman Institute

I’ve been riffing a lot on this idea of motivation and willpower. BJ Fogg, author of Tiny Habits, says:

“. . . motivation and willpower get a lot of airtime. People are always looking for ways to ramp them up and sustain them over time. The problem is that both motivation and willpower are shape-shifters by nature, which makes them unreliable.”

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Part 5 What Feels Better Than Heroin_

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Jun 20

June 16, 2020

PART 5: What Feels Better Than Heroin?

By The Coleman Institute

The 4th and final law in James Clear’s Atomic Habits refers to the final part of the habit loop, the reward. In order for a new habit to form and be sustained, any reward must be satisfying.

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