Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

OpioidDetoxTranscendsPolitics

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 […]

How the Hell do I Stay Sober Now?!

How the hell do I stay sober now

As we continue to live in a world with coronavirus, it is becoming easier and easier to get lost in our minds. We think about the future and fear of the unknown. Many of us may also experience the reality of being host to the virus which may or may not make us, our loved […]

How Can I Safely Detox Off Opioids During Coronavirus?

How Can I Safely Detox Off Opioids During Coronavirus?

I don’t remember a time when I felt less in control of so many things or so many areas of my life. The novel coronavirus has changed our daily lives. I’m reminded of Steven Covey’s work on our Circles of Influence and Circles of Concern.  Imagine an inner and outer circle. The outer circle is […]

Cravings and the Coronavirus

Naltrexone Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A trademark of Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders is cravings. A craving, defined by Merriam Webster, is “an intense, urgent, or abnormal desire or longing.” People with substance use disorders aren’t experiencing cravings that are “abnormal” but actually the result of the brain “remembering” past compulsive use that is associated with the release of neurochemicals […]

Naltrexone Therapy During COVID-19

Naltrexone During COVID-19

Naltrexone is a non-addictive medication that can be used for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for both Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). We offer 2 specially formulated Naltrexone options for patients, depending on their unique circumstances and needs: implants or injections. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it is a non-opiate blocker of […]

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 […]