What If I Never Stopped Suboxone?

Former Pain Patient Asks: What If I’d Never Stopped?

Pat, a former patient at The Coleman Network, was prescribed opioids for nearly 14 years. When a specialist treated him with Suboxone, he found himself needing treatment to detox off of Buprenorphine. Find out how The Coleman Network helped Pat detox both comfortably and quickly. Former Pain Patient Asks: What If I’d Never Stopped? Pat […]

The Most Compassionate Way to Get off Opioids

The Most Compassionate Way to Get off Opioids

About 4 years ago, Whitney suffered from severe knee pain that led to knee surgery. Prior to that, she was prescribed a combination of Tramadol and a hydrocodone product. She took them as directed by her doctor, but was also aware of how much she loved the feeling in her mind and body as the […]

The Coleman Method for Detox in Boston Massachusetts

The Coleman Method for Detox in Boston Massachusetts

Dr. Reich, Dr. Peter Coleman, and other team members of the Coleman Network for Addiction Medicine describe how The Coleman Method offered in Boston (Wellesley), Massachusetts, supports detoxing off alcohol or opioids.

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 […]

Recovery & Returning to the Workplace Post-COVID

Returning to the Workplace Post-COVID

It has been an unusual year. The pandemic arrived unexpectedly, and only now are we starting to see the end come into sight. It has been an incredibly tough year for all of us — a year of isolation from family, friends, workplaces (our ‘work-families’). Some people have found silver linings in the darkest of […]

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 […]

Is Kratom Addictive & How You Can Detox Safely

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 […]