Every day my colleagues and I at Coleman Addiction Medicine work with people who are desperate to keep their loved one alive and free from addiction. We are fortunate to have compassionate and qualified case managers and social workers who help us in our fight. The Starting Point We specialize in helping people get off […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 1996, John, a 60-year old man, suffered from a motor vehicle accident. He was hospitalized for several weeks and was left with multiple injuries, including skull, vertebral and other bone fractures. He had his face rebuilt, rods placed in his back, and various bones held together by screws. John experienced severe pain, and with […]