My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

Unfortunately this has become an increasingly common situation across the country over in recent years. It is important to recognize the difference between addiction and physical dependence. Addiction is continued use despite negative results. Physical dependence is the physical condition caused by chronic use of a tolerance-inducing drug, where withdrawal produces unpleasant

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Triggers as Reminders

Triggers as Reminders

Recovery is a lifelong journey, complete with many twists and turns. A friend who has been sober from alcohol for 2 1/2 years told me a story yesterday that drove this point home. She had just renewed her Costco membership and went there for the first time since she became

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How Can Naltrexone Make Life Better in a Pandemic?

How Can Naltrexone Make Life Better in a Pandemic?

People in true recovery are easy to spend time with.  They are in emotional recovery, not just in a state of not drinking or not using. They are wounded healers who have found strength through their weakness. They gained wisdom through doing it wrong at first, not by doing it

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How Do I Know It's Safe to Stop Drinking Alcohol-80

How Do I Know It’s Safe to Stop Drinking Alcohol?

People in true recovery are easy to spend time with.  They are in emotional recovery, not just in a state of not drinking or not using. They are wounded healers who have found strength through their weakness. They gained wisdom through doing it wrong at first, not by doing it

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The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

I started working as a Nurse Practitioner in the field of addiction 13 years ago. At the beginning, our patients generally sought help getting off of prescription pain medications, heroin, or methadone. The Accelerated Methadone Detox program using the Coleman Method has remained relatively unchanged throughout this period. It is

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Addiction,-Family,-Recovery

Addiction, Family, and Recovery

When a new patient comes to Coleman Addiction Medicine for a detox, we are always interested to learn about their family and relationships. For some, there is no family support to speak of. They do not have relationships with family members; they have exhausted all ties to family.  For others,

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Why Do I Need To Change?

I am NOT the problem!  Our family is NOT the problem, they are the one who is actively bringing addiction into this family! It’s Not My Problem, Right? The “it’s not me, it’s you” system of thinking can be problematic to a family unit when someone in that unit suffers

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OpioidDetoxTranscendsPolitics

Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

Between coronavirus, racial injustice movements, and current events like the presidential election, the United States is simultaneously experiencing life changing exposure to novel and new things. Our belief systems are being highlighted. Based on our upbringing and the news we listen to, we have all arrived wherever we are with

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No Opioids No Energy: Life After Quitting Suboxone®

Energy After Quitting Suboxone®

Benny is a professional in the IT world, a father of two, and a husband of 10 years. He has also suffered from Substance Use Disorder. Prior to coming to Coleman Addiction Medicine, Benny had been prescribed Suboxone® to help end his reliance on opioids. He was on this Suboxone®

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Isolation and Relapse

The Link Between COVID-19 and Relapse

Coronavirus has turned our world upside down. It has changed almost every aspect of how we live our lives. As we continue to mitigate transmission and do what we can to keep hospitals within their capacity, many of us are working from home for the foreseeable future. Those venturing into

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