Why is it So Hard to Detox Off of Suboxone and Other Forms of Buprenorphine?

Why is it So Hard to Detox Off of Suboxone and Other Forms of Buprenorphine?

Watch Dr. Coleman’s Facebook Live post where he answers the question, Why is it So Hard to Detox Off of Suboxone and Other Forms of Buprenorphine? Here’s a recap. Why It’s Hard To Stop Detoxing from Suboxone can be a challenging process. In this age of rising opioid addictions, many patients find Suboxone to be […]

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 […]

Crushing Fentanyl Addiction: Some Fringe Benefits

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It is completely possible to stop using fentanyl and get into recovery. Even though it may be simple, it is not necessarily easy. In my many years working as a Nurse Practitioner in the field of Substance Use Disorders (SUD), I have had numerous powerful and unforgettable conversations with people about their experiences in recovery. […]

Day Drinking, COVID-19, & Returning to the Workplace

Day Drinking, COVID-19, & Returning to the Workplace

Maria submitted an online screening form to come to Coleman Addiction Medicine, looking for a safe way to stop drinking alcohol. When I reviewed it before calling her, I noticed that Maria was 34, a data professional, had been married for ten years, and had two children. There was no family history of either Alcohol […]

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 […]

Grief and the Genetic Component of Addiction

Grief and the Genetic Component of Addiction

Our team has been blessed recently to work with Haylee, who came to us for a dual detox off of opioids and alcohol.  She was brought with her an outstanding support person, her Aunt Joyce, who is level-headed and patient, and who loves Haylee unconditionally. When I came into her room to start the last […]