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Jul 18

July 12, 2018

Top Five Reasons Our Patients Choose Opioid Detox At The Coleman Institute

By Joan R. Shepherd, NP

Patients who are making the decision to stop using opioids have a few choices. They can go cold turkey. Difficult and painful, but doable. For some people this happens when they are in jail, for others it happens because their pain management doctor is no longer willing or able to continue to prescribe narcotic pain medication.

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Avoid The Pain

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May 18

May 7, 2018

How Can I Avoid The Pain of Heroin Withdrawal?

By Joan R. Shepherd, NP

Typical scenario at the Coleman Institute:

A patient and their support person arrive at the office to begin an accelerated opioid detox from heroin, fentanyl, Dilaudid®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, etc. Many patients also seek our help to come off long-acting MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) methadone or buprenorphine products.

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Pill Bottle

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Apr 18

April 27, 2018

Buyer Beware – Fentanyl Can Be In Any Street Drugs

By Dr. Peter Coleman

Often, I feel like the only thing I have been writing and teaching about the last few months is how bad fentanyl really is, how many people it is killing, and how it is increasingly becoming an alarming and dangerous situation. Nonetheless, I still feel compelled to write this newsletter article on fentanyl, because the situation with fentanyl is becoming worse by the day.

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Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl Blog Pic

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Apr 18

April 12, 2018

Cocaine Laced with Fentanyl

By Joan R. Shepherd, NP

I just heard an incredibly disturbing report on National Public Radio (NPR) this morning. The report was called: Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Becoming A Deadly Problem Among Drug Users.

More and more people are dying from using cocaine laced with fentanyl.

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Benzo Blog

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Apr 18

April 12, 2018

4 Things To Consider Before Stopping Your Benzodiazepine

By Joan R. Shepherd, NP

1. Go slow or go fast, either way, be prepared for inevitable side effects.

Getting off benzos such as Ativan®, Xanax®, and Klonopin® is tough. Detailed methods for slow weaning abound, but that doesn’t guarantee a symptom-free withdrawal. Several of our Coleman Institute locations provide a medically assisted benzo detox to safely remove most benzos from the body in a week, and provide medications to deal with the usual side effects.

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