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 read, conversations we are exposed to, we have all arrived wherever we are with our own version of what is true.
Your Truth and Your Opioid Detox
In this sense, right or wrong, we are the product of the information we have consumed. That makes these ‘truths’ susceptible to being subjective and conditional. This also means we have a platform for dialog and change.
So, although our clients at the Coleman Network may cover the spectrum of political beliefs and perceive the appropriate handling of living during COVID-19 differently, detoxing from opioids is not subject to any ideological or philosophical opinions.
Why “Cold Turkey” Opioid Detox is So Difficult
The act of detoxing off opioids cold turkey doesn’t change based on your political leanings or opinions. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and severe stomach and muscular cramping to anyone who goes through it. This is why it is so very difficult for people to simply stop taking this kind of drug.
It holds a person hostage, and for those who have attempted a cold turkey detox, the fear of repeating this scenario will deter them from trying again, simply so they don’t get sick.
Certainly for the clients we see at the Coleman Network, they are no longer ‘having fun’ using their substance. The biggest portion of our accelerated opioid detox patients are desperate to get off this cold turkey cycle.
Opioid Detox at the Coleman Network
The opioids we help people eliminate from their bodies include hydrocodone products (Vicodin®, Vicoprofen®, oxycodone, etc. Other opioids we treat include hydromorphone (Dilaudid®) or oxymorphone (Opana®), fentanyl, Stadol®, kratom, poppy seed variants, and heroin. We also help people get off longer acting opioids and partial opioid agonists such as methadone and buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Zubsolv®, Butrans®, etc).
Our accelerated opioid detox process is done in an outpatient setting and uses a combination of medications — each carefully chosen to address the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and achieve the right balance of comfort and safety.
We have been a leader in using long-acting naltrexone, an opioid blocker that does not create physical dependence, in Medically Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) for over 20 years. Upon completion of the detox, patients receive a naltrexone injection or implant. This is followed by providing patients with a plan for ongoing treatment for long-term recovery.
Detox Support at the Coleman Network
The standards that guide our office and our staff are safety and science. We focus on providing kindness and compassion for both the patient undergoing detox and their support person.
If you or a family member are suffering from Substance Use Disorder, please schedule a callback below to learn more about how we can help.
Joan Shepherd, FNP