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 […]

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 […]

How Do I Know It’s Safe to Stop Drinking Alcohol?

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People in true recovery are easy to spend time with.  They are in emotional recovery, not just in a state of not drinking or not using. They are wounded healers who have found strength through their weakness. They gained wisdom through doing it wrong at first, not by doing it right. The Cycle of Stress […]

Still Drinking? Get Support

Still Drinking Get Support

One of the best takeaways from my interview with Casey McGuire Davidson, who became a Certified Life Coach and a Master Practitioner in Core Energy Leadership was why she does what she does. Davidson’s goal is to “help other successful women who’ve gotten into the habit of drinking too much or too often, reevaluate their relationship […]

Alcohol Use Disorder: Easy to Meet Criteria

Alcohol Use Disorder: Easy to Meet Criteria

A lot of patients that we see at Coleman Addiction Medicine don’t know if they meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder. I can tell you that it’s not that hard to qualify, and more and more people are entering the ranks. From 2001 to 2012, the prevalence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) increased by […]

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 […]

Is Alcohol Essential During a Pandemic?

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April is alcohol awareness month. But this year, April is unlike any April we have ever experienced. COVID-19 has turned our world upside-down. Businesses are closed, people have been mandated to work from home, and kids are home from school.  Have you noticed that in many places liquor stores are considered essential businesses? Why is […]

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Beginning in 1987, this month is focused on encouraging communities across the country to reach out to their citizens about alcohol, alcohol addiction, and recovery. The goal is to help reduce the stigma associated with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). This year, alcohol awareness month takes on added significance this year because […]