What To Do If You Relapse Back Onto Street Fentanyl

What To Do If You Relapse Back Onto Fentanyl

Mark returned to our office last week for a naltrexone implant. He had detoxed off street drugs that turned out to be primarily fentanyl 2 ½ months ago. He was a few days late coming in for his naltrexone implant, and he began to get anxious as his appointment got

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Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox

Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox

I had a wonderful experience yesterday.  As I went about my daily rounds meeting with patients, I heard one success story after another.  This doesn’t happen every day, but I love it when it does. Jordan has been off fentanyl since the middle of April. He is sleeping well and

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My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

My Pain Doctor Cut Me Off, What Do I Do?

This has been a really common situation across the country over the past few years, and many people across the country have called the Coleman Network for help. It is crucial to understand the difference between addiction and physical dependence. Addiction is continued use despite adverse consequences. Physical dependence is the

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Triggers as Reminders

Triggers as Reminders

Recovery is a lifelong journey, complete with many unexpected detours and bumps in the road. A friend who stopped drinking 2 1/2 years ago shared a story yesterday that drove this point home to me. She had just gone to Costco for the first time since she became sober. Besides

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How Can Naltrexone Make Life Better in a Pandemic_

How Can Naltrexone Make Life Better in a Pandemic?

Naltrexone has been a foundational element of our treatments for Substance Use Disorders at the Coleman Network for over 20 years ago. Naltrexone is a pure opioid antagonist. It acts as a blocker on the opioid receptors. When it occupies these receptors, it does not create physical dependence or euphoria

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How Do I Know It's Safe to Stop Drinking Alcohol-80

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

People in true recovery are easy people to be around. More than just the physical act of not drinking or using, they are in emotional recovery. As wounded healers, they have found strength through their weakness. They gained wisdom not by doing it right, but by getting it wrong at

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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,-Recovery

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-

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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OpioidDetoxTranscendsPolitics

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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