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 our own version of what is true. At Coleman Addiction Medicine, we see and serve people from all walks of life with different political beliefs.
Your Truth and Your Opioid Detox
As humans, we consume information from a variety of sources: parents, schools, churches, social media, news media, etc. It is from these sources that we form our truths; our subjective and conditional truths. The good news is it has created a platform for meaningful dialog and the possibility of change where change is needed, but only if these changes are built upon the bedrock of the deepest values that serve humanity.
So, although our clients at the Coleman Addiction Medicine may cover the spectrum of political beliefs and perceive the handling of COVID-19 differently, opioid detox, and any detox for that matter, is not subject to ideological or philosophical opinions. Opioid detoxes transcend politics.
Why “Cold Turkey” Opioid Detox is So Difficult
Detoxing off opioids is an equal opportunity offender, causing vomiting, diarrhea, and severe stomach and muscular cramping to anyone who goes through it. This is why it is so very difficult for people to simply stop taking this kind of drug.
The simple fear of experiencing a cold turkey detox holds many sufferers of substance use disorder hostage, repeating the same cycle over and over. They will continue to go through the misery of opioid use to avoid the symptoms of cold turkey withdrawal.
Opioid Detox With Coleman Addiction Medicine
Coleman Addiction Medicine can help eliminate a variety of opioids from the body including:
- Poppy seed variants
- And more
Patients prefer our outpatient setting so their support person can be with them at all times. Our accelerated opioid detox process uses a combination of medications — each carefully chosen to address the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and achieve the right balance of comfort and safety.
Upon completion of the detox, patients receive a naltrexone injection or implant. Unlike methadone or buprenorphine treatment, naltrexone is a pure opioid blocker and does not create physical dependence. We also provide guidance for ongoing treatment to create long-term recovery.
Detox Support at Coleman Addiction Medicine
Sometimes I just smile to myself as I hear the laughter or the quiet chatter between staff and patient. The standards that guide our office are safety and science; the values are kindness and compassion.
We understand how difficult it is to detox on your own. If you or a family member are dealing with the tough reality of trying to get off opioid medications, please schedule a callback below.
Your safety in seeking treatment during COVID-19 is a top priority. Learn about our COVID-19 Safe Care Protocol here.
Joan Shepherd, FNP