3 Important Differences Between Suboxone and Naltrexone Therapy

3 Important Differences Between Suboxone and Naltrexone Therapy for People Addicted to Opioids

I was surprised earlier this week when Bridget Walsh, our Clinical Case Manager and I screened a former patient who wanted to return to Coleman Addiction Medicine for a second detox off opioids.  Why to Detox Again People relapse for a variety of reasons. Screening someone who has already completed an Accelerated Opioid Detox and […]

Recovery & Returning to the Workplace Post-COVID

Returning to the Workplace Post-COVID

It has been an unusual year — an extremely painful and challenging time for many of us, with isolation from friends, family, and our places of employment (our ‘work family’). For some people, certain aspects of working from home — like the absence of a commute — has been welcome. The net cost, however, to […]

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 […]

How Can Naltrexone Make Life Better in a Pandemic?

How Can Naltrexone Make Life Better in a Pandemic?

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 […]

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 […]