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Why We No Longer Perform Anesthesia Detox

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August 20, 2021

Why We No Longer Perform Anesthesia Detox

Every now and then, I get questions about whether we still do the Anesthesia Detox. This treatment method has many names and variations, including an Ultra-Rapid Detox (URD or UROD), a Rapid Drug Detox, an Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid Detoxification (AAROD), or a Rapid Opiate Detox under Sedation. Of course, the answer is that the Coleman Institute has not performed an opioid detox using anesthesia since 2001 - so it really is yesterday's treatment.

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Suboxone Alternatives to Stop Pain Medication Use and Withdrawal

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Aug 21

August 15, 2021

Suboxone Alternatives to Stop Pain Medication Use and Withdrawal

COVID-19 aside, the landscape of family practice has changed dramatically in the last few years, especially as it pertains to prescribing medication for patients with chronic pain. The CDC reports that starting in 2006, the total number of opioid prescriptions dispensed continued to rise until it peaked in 2012 at “more than 255 million and a prescribing rate of 81.3 prescriptions per 100 persons.”

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The Easiest and Fastest Way to Detox Off Opioids

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July 25, 2021

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Detox Off Opioids

These were not my words, but the words of a patient who completed a 5-day opioid detox with us a few weeks ago. A couple of years ago, his detox would probably have been 3 days—he believed he was using a gram or a gram and a half of heroin a day—but when fentanyl was discovered in his urine, the length of his outpatient detox was increased. This is both for his comfort and his safety. (more…)
Beyond the Opioid Detox: 6 Ways to Reboot Your Body’s Energy

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Jul 21

July 22, 2021

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

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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Recovering From Opioid Addiction: 6 Recovery Stories

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Jul 21

July 20, 2021

Recovering From Opioid Addiction: 6 Recovery Stories

It is absolutely possible to stop using opioids and enjoy recovery. In fact, it is simple. It just may not be easy. Over the years working as a medical professional in the field of Substance Use Disorders (SUD), I have enjoyed poignant and memorable conversations with hundreds of patients who have shared recovery experiences. (more…)

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