The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

I have been working as a Nurse Practitioner in the field of addiction medicine for 13 years now. When I started in this specialty, our patients most often came to us for help getting off of heroin, prescription painkillers, or methadone. Our Accelerated Methadone Detox program has remained pretty consistent

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Addiction, Family, and Recovery

As a clinician, when first meeting a patient I am very interested to learn about their family and relationships. For some, there is no family support to speak of. They have exhausted all ties to family or their relationships may be slim to non-existent. For others, the person in active

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Why Do I Need To Change?

I am NOT the problem!  Our family is NOT the problem, they are the one who is actively bringing addiction into this family! They Are the Active Substance User. It’s Not My Problem, Right? A problematic belief system that we, as care advocates commonly see, is that many families do

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Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

The world is experiencing unprecedented events simultaneously; the novel coronavirus resulting in dramatic alterations in lifestyle and current events that address beliefs that drive actions and impact others. The Coleman Network staffs and treats people who share different political beliefs from different walks of life. Based on our environment, such

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No Opioids No Energy: Life After Quitting Suboxone®

Energy After Quitting Suboxone®

Recently, the Coleman Network had the honor of treating Benny in a Suboxone® Detox Program. Benny works in IT, has been married for 10 years and has 2 young children. He has also been continuously taking Suboxone® daily, as prescribed by his doctor 8 years ago. Back then, Benny had

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The Link Between COVID-19 and Relapse

The Link Between COVID-19 and Relapse

Coronavirus has changed the landscape of how we live. Many of us are working from home for the foreseeable future. Those venturing into offices and places of employment are doing so with ample safety precautions that limit person-to-person interactions. Even when we venture to the grocery store, our faces are

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A Sobering Experience

A Sobering Experience

I just finished up a “virtual” first oncology appointment with a close friend of mine. As if the coronavirus wasn’t enough, my friend now has to quarantine knowing her time on this planet is limited. She is confronted with that “if you had one year to live” scenario. This entire

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Who Am I Without Alcohol?

Who Am I Without Booze?

Recently, a young man named Arthur came to the Coleman Network for help dealing with his alcohol use disorder. Arthur appears to have it all. He has a successful career, a loving family, and supportive friends. Overall, Arthur is a healthy person. But every morning, he starts his day with

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Break Up With Addiction

Consider addiction as an abusive partner. After the novelty wears off, the red flags of an unhealthy relationship come to light – poor communication, controlling behavior, and gaslighting, to name a few. Let’s explore. Addiction and Poor Communication Addiction does not care about who you are a person. It does

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Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Exercise can be beneficial to the healing and recovery of those suffering from substance use disorders. It can be even more effective for those in early recovery or those experiencing post-acute withdrawal symptoms. Exercise Can Battle Withdrawal Symptoms Many patients in recovery go through stages of loss of energy, fatigue,

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