Addiction, Family, and Recovery

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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 addiction has significant relationships within […]

Why Do I Need To Change?

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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 not believe they need to […]

Opioid Detox Transcends Politics

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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 as upbringing, the news we […]

Energy After Quitting Suboxone®

No Opioids No Energy: Life 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 a pill habit that was […]

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 covered. Together, these things, necessary […]

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 situation has initiated some serious […]

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 […]