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Can I Use Kratom To Detox Off Heroin?

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Sep 20

September 29, 2020

Can I Use Kratom To Detox Off Heroin?

Several months ago a 26-year-old man from Northern Virginia came to the office for an Accelerated Opioid Detox.

He had been using heroin for about two years after being on oxycodone for surgeries he’d had shortly after high school. Jim had graduated from a good HVAC program and was a reliable employee. He loved working with his hands. He was just blowing all his money on heroin. (more…)
Addiction, Family, and Recovery

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Sep 20

September 22, 2020

Addiction, Family, and Recovery



As a clinician, when first meeting a patient I am very interested to learn about their family and relationships. For some, sadly, they may have exhausted all ties to family and their relationships may be slim to non-existent. (more…)
Why Do I Need To Change?

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Sep 20

September 16, 2020

Why Do I Need To Change?



I am NOT the problem! Our family is NOT the problem, it’s he/she who is actively bringing addiction into this family! (more…)
Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

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Sep 20

September 8, 2020

Opioid Detox Transcends Politics



The world is experiencing unprecedented simultaneous events between the novel coronavirus compelling people to dramatically alter lifestyle habits and current events that are causing people to question how their deepest beliefs drive their actions and impact others. (more…)
Energy After Quitting Suboxone®

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Sep 20

September 1, 2020

Energy After Quitting Suboxone®



Benny called the office a few days ago to discuss refills for sleep medication.

Three months earlier he detoxed at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine after 8 years of taking Suboxone® for an opioid use disorder. Prior to being prescribed Suboxone®, Benny had a bad pill habit and was close to using heroin. (He was using pills when it was still much easier and safer to buy them on the street.)
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