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 […]

5 Things People With Substance Use Disorder Believe

5 Scary Things People With Substance Use Disorder Believe

It has been a really busy season at Coleman Addiction Medicine in Bergen County, New Jersey. We have improvised to figure out the best ways to protect patients and staff from COVID, manage holiday schedules, and help fight the tidal wave of people seeking treatment against various addictive substances. Covid has really complicated the lives […]

2 Addiction Treatments for a Better Life

2 Addiction Treatments for a Better Life

Addiction is a difficult disease. It can be isolating, lonely, and painful. Unlike many other diseases, addiction is often paired with secrets and lies. It is hard to picture a life without addiction when you don’t know what treatment solutions are out there. Here are 2 addictions solutions that can turn your life around. Treatment […]

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 […]