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 […]

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 […]

How to Get Energy Back 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. […]