One Pill Can Kill

To Vaccinate or Not?

Here’s a recap of Dr. Peter Coleman’s video, “One Pill Can Kill.”

Lizard In My Pocket

Lizard in my pocket

I can often be found carrying lizards in my pocket at work. They aren’t real, and they come from a nice variety pack of different colored, striped, spotted, plastic reptiles. I hand them out to patients who are truly struggling from their experience with anxiety.

To Vaccinate or Not?

To Vaccinate or Not?

Watch Dr. Coleman’s Facebook Live post where he talks about whether To Vaccinate or Not? Here’s a recap. 

Is Recovery Possible for Fentanyl Addiction?

Is Recovery Possible For Fentanyl Addiction?

Charlie first came to Coleman Addiction Medicine when he was young. Tall, charming, and with a twinkle in his eye, he owned two big trucks and a snowplow attachment. He was energetic and hardworking, juggling several successful businesses. The city’s large snowfall that winter brought him luck and he made a lot of money very […]

3 Important Differences Between Suboxone and Naltrexone Therapy

I was surprised earlier this week when Bridget Walsh, our Clinical Case Manager and I screened a former patient who wanted to return to Coleman Addiction Medicine for a second detox off opioids.  Why to Detox Again People relapse for a variety of reasons. Screening someone who has already completed an Accelerated Opioid Detox and […]

6 Things to Know If Your Child is Using Drugs

6 Things to Know If Your Child is Using Drugs

When I was younger and many friends were having babies, I would often send a hand-written note with a powerful message by Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child — it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” Because of this truth, when […]

Recovery & Returning to the Workplace Post-COVID

Returning to the Workplace Post-COVID

It has been an unusual year — an extremely painful and challenging time for many of us, with isolation from friends, family, and our places of employment (our ‘work family’). For some people, certain aspects of working from home — like the absence of a commute — has been welcome. The net cost, however, to […]

Low Energy After Opioids: What’s to Blame?

Low Energy After Opioids: What’s to Blame?

“Please,” my patient pleaded, “please take out my naltrexone implant. I don’t like it anymore…” Jackie is a 40-something year-old teacher in New Jersey, who had an especially brutal 2020. While all teachers deserve a medal for Adaptability and Creativity in the Teaching-In The Middle Of-A-Pandemic sweepstakes, Jackie’s job was even tougher because she works […]

Is Kratom Addictive?

Is Kratom Addictive

The short answer is Yes! First, what is Kratom and why should you care? Kratom is a plant derivative of Mitragyna speciose. This is an evergreen tree in the coffee plant family that grows in the wild in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and Malaysia. Like other plant and herbal derivatives, people incorrectly assume that […]