8 Ways to Continue Your Recovery During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Coronavirus outbreak has been a true test of everyone’s mental, physical, financial and other health. The extent of it is yet unknown. There’s a lot of fear and panic circulating.Just as those over 60, and those immunocompromised are considered at high risk, I would argue that people in recovery are at high risk as […]

Do This One Thing to Stay Off Opioids Forever

Courage. Energetic determination. Stamina. All of these things contribute to our individual willpower. Willpower is the key to changing behavior. It is a critical element in working hard to achieve something. If you need willpower to accomplish something, then you are attempting a task that you feel some level of conflict about doing. Part of […]

Can I Still Detox Off Opioids While Coronavirus Is Spreading?

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While these are uncertain times, Coleman Addiction Medicine remains committed to helping patients while we all navigate the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. At this time, Coleman Addiction Medicine is continuing to treat patients who need a detox off opiates including oxycodone, fentanyl, methadone, buprenorphine, oxymorphone, hydromorphone, morphine, kratom, poppy tea, and heroin.

5 Ways to Boost Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

Patients who have stopped using opiates and gone through the withdrawal process often wonder why their energy is so low and want to find ways to boost it. After extended use of opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin, Percocet®, Opana®, Dilaudid®, Vicodin®, etc., stopping is no easy matter. Neither are the first several weeks afterward.  […]

Low Energy After Opioid Withdrawal: Expectations vs. Reality

About a week after Paul (name changed for privacy) finished his rapid opiate detox, he called us. He has a very physical job and is the father of a 4-month-old baby, Noah, who is also the reason he decided to finally stop his drug use once and for all. Paul has been using high dose […]

Can I Use Kratom To Detox Off Heroin?

Several months ago a 26-year-old man named Jim from Northern Virginia came to the office for an Accelerated Opioid Detox. Two years ago he had a surgery, which involved treating his pain with oxycodone. Now he was using heroin.  Jim had a good life. He worked in HVAC and was a reliable employee. He loved […]