6 Things to Know If Your Child is Using Drugs

6 Things to Know If Your Child is Using Drugs

When I was younger and many friends were having babies, I would often send a hand-written note with a powerful message by Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child — it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” So when I read an […]

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 […]

3 Addiction Treatments to Turn Your Life Around

3 Addiction Treatment Solutions to Turn Your Life Around

Addiction is a difficult disease. It can be isolating, lonely, and painful. Unlike many other diseases, addiction is often paired with secrets and lies. It is hard to picture a life without addiction when you don’t know what treatment solutions are out there.  Here are 3 addictions solutions that can turn your life around.  Treatment […]

That Street Pill Might Be Fentanyl

That Pill You Bought On The Street Might Be Fentanyl

We see this every week. A patient enters our office to begin treatment, saying that they’re getting “legit” pills on the street: either opioids or benzodiazepines. They are sure that their dealer is “straight up” and the product is what the dealer is saying it is. However, when we run a Urine Drug Screen, we […]

What To Do If You Relapse Back Onto Fentanyl

What To Do If You Relapse Back Onto Street Fentanyl

Mark returned to our office last week for a naltrexone implant. He had detoxed off street drugs that turned out to be primarily fentanyl 2 ½ months ago. He was a few days late coming in for his naltrexone implant, and he began to get anxious as his appointment got closer. To no one’s surprise, […]

The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

I have been working as a Nurse Practitioner in the field of addiction medicine for 13 years now. When I started in this specialty, our patients most often came to us for help getting off of heroin, prescription painkillers, or methadone. Our Accelerated Methadone Detox program has remained pretty consistent throughout this period. It is […]

Can I Use Kratom To Detox Off Heroin?

Kratom To Detox Off Heroin

Several months ago Jim, 26 years old, came to the Coleman Network for an Accelerated Opioid Detox. He had been using heroin for about 2 years after being on oxycodone following surgeries he’d had shortly after high school. Jim had a good life and was on the right path. Jim had graduated from a good […]

5 Ways to Boost Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

Boost Energy After Withdrawal

Patients who have stopped using opioids and gone through the withdrawal process often wonder why their energy is so low. They want to know what they can do to boost it. After extended use of opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin, Percocet®, Opana®, Dilaudid®, Vicodin®, etc., stopping is no easy matter. Using opioid means your […]

Are You Suffering From Low Energy After Opioid Withdrawal?

Suffering From Low Energy

The other day, the Coleman Network received a call from Noah, who had completed his Accelerated Opioid Detox roughly 1 week ago. He has a very physical job and is the father of a 4-month-old baby, Noah. In fact, Noah is the reason he finally decided to stop his drug use once and for all. […]