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Who Am I Without Alcohol?

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Aug 20

August 4, 2020

Who Am I Without Alcohol?



Yesterday afternoon I screened Arthur, a young man who will be coming in for an alcohol detox this morning.

He is very successful, surrounded by supportive family and friends, and — aside from the fifth of liquor he drinks every day, starting with a few snorts each morning to stop the shaking — a healthy specimen. He has been drinking regularly since age 15, which culturally-speaking, is the norm in his world.
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Breaking Up With Your Addiction

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Jul 20

July 28, 2020

Breaking Up With Your Addiction



Consider addiction as an abusive partner. After the novelty wears off, the dynamics and red flags of an unhealthy relationship with a substance come to light – poor communication, controlling behavior, and gaslighting, to name a few.
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Exercise and Addiction Recovery

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Jul 20

July 21, 2020

Exercise and Addiction Recovery



In my experience, many patients with various substance use disorders have found exercise to be beneficial to their healing and recovery. This can be especially true for those that are in early recovery and are experiencing some post-acute withdrawal symptoms, more commonly referred to as PAWS. (more…)
Alcohol: One Superman’s Kryptonite

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Jul 20

July 16, 2020

Alcohol: One Superman’s Kryptonite



Abraham is a soft-spoken man in his mid 40’s. He is a born listener, discerning when he speaks, and reminds me of the old adage to use words only when it improves upon the silence.

Abraham found the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine online when he was trying to figure out a safe way to stop drinking alcohol. As an established barber in his community for the last eighteen years, Abraham admitted to me that he sipped bourbon all day long as he coiffed his clients and they shared their stories.

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The Truth About Suboxone®

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Jul 20

July 14, 2020

The Truth About Suboxone®



A couple weeks ago I attended the funeral of an amazing woman who died at the age of 67 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS. She had decided early on to make her dying process a gift to her loved ones. Printed on her memorial card was the question, “What does love require of me today?”

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