Is Recovery Possible for Fentanyl Addiction?

Is Recovery Possible for Fentanyl Addiction

Chris first came to the Coleman Network when he was in his early 20s. He was energetic and hardworking, juggling several successful businesses. Tall, charming, and with a twinkle in his eye, he owned two big trucks and a snowplow attachment. The city’s eternal winter brought him luck- he made bank when the snow was […]

Why Is It Hard to Detox off Suboxone & Buprenorphine Products?

Why is it So Hard to Detox Off of Suboxone and Other Forms of Buprenorphine?

Watch Dr. Coleman’s Facebook Live post where he answers the question, Why is it So Hard to Detox Off of Suboxone and Other Forms of Buprenorphine? Here’s a recap. Why It’s Hard To Stop Detoxing off of Suboxone can be tough. A medication that can bind to the same opiate receptors in the brain, Suboxone […]

Finding Help To Detox Off Of Heroin

Finding help to detox off heroin

Every day, we at the Coleman Network for Addiction Medicine help people fight their addiction. We work with families and friends of addicts and help them fight the ravages brought on by addiction. With compassionate and qualified case managers and social workers, we can do this much more easily. The Starting Point Regardless of what […]

3 Important Differences Between Suboxone and Naltrexone Therapy

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

I must admit I was a little surprised earlier this week when Bridget Walsh, our Clinical Case Manager and I screened a former patient who wanted to return to The Coleman Network for Addiction Medicine for a second detox off opioids. How Relapse Can Happen People relapse for many reasons. Sometimes it’s caused by a […]

Low Energy After Opioid Detox & How to Fix It

Low Energy After Opioids: What’s to Blame?

“Please,” my patient begged me, “please take out my naltrexone pellet. I don’t want it anymore…” Jennifer is a 40-ish year-old teacher in New Jersey, and frankly, had a hellacious 2020. Although every teacher deserves a medal for the Adaptability and Creativity category in the Teaching-During-A-Pandemic contest, Jennifer’s job was even more challenging since she […]

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 or tolerance or addiction. Rather, […]