Day Drinking, COVID-19, & Returning to the Workplace

Day Drinking, COVID-19, & Returning to the Workplace

Lauren submitted an online medical history form to come to the Coleman Network for Addiction Medicine seeking for a safe way to stop drinking alcohol. When I looked it over before reaching out to talk to her, I noticed that Lauren was 36, a data scientist, and married for 10 years with 2 children. Neither […]

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

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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 first. The Cycle of Stress […]

Who Am I Without Booze?

Who Am I Without Alcohol?

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 a drink to stop the […]

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 not care about your emotional […]

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, and sleeplessness while their body […]

Alcohol: One Superman’s Kryptonite

Michael, 40,  is a born listener. He is the kind of person who speaks with great care for the words he uses. He never talks just to talk; everything he says has deep meaning. Michael is a well-known barber in his community. He admitted to me that he sipped bourbon all day long as he […]