Lizard In My Pocket

Lizard in my pocket

I sometimes carry lizards in my pocket at work. I give them out to patients who are suffering from their experience of anxiety.  

To Vaccinate or Not?

To Vaccinate or Not?

Watch Dr. Coleman’s Facebook Live post where he reviews whether To Vaccinate or Not? Here’s a recap. 

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

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 […]

Low Energy After Opioids: What’s to Blame?

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 […]

Is Kratom Addictive?

Is Kratom Addictive?

The bottom line is Yes!  First, let’s discuss what Kratom is and why it can be problematic. Kratom is a plant derivative of Mitragyna speciose. It is an evergreen tree in the same family as coffee plants, and it grows wild in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Like other herbal derivatives, people often […]

Grief and the Genetic Component of Addiction

Grief and the Genetic Component of Addiction

Our team has had the privilege of working with Allyson who came to us for a dual detox off opiates and alcohol.  She was accompanied by a phenomenal support person, her Aunt Kimberly, who is strong and practical, and who truly loves Ally. When I entered the room to begin the final day of her […]

5 Scary Things People With Substance Use Disorder Believe

5 Scary Things People With Substance Use Disorder Believe

We’ve had an incredibly busy season across our physicians’ offices in the Coleman Network for Addiction Medicine. Everyone has been challenged to find the best ways to protect patients and staff from COVID, juggle holiday schedules, and help fight the avalanche of people seeking help against various addictive substances. If Covid wasn’t piling enough stress […]