Are you being refused pain medication that your doctor has prescribed previously? Continue reading to learn what you can do if your doctor is refusing to prescribe you pain medications and how the Coleman Network for Addiction Medicine can help you on the road to recovery.
If you are searching for detox from heroin or fentanyl, explore how you can do this with the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine. In this blog, we’ll answer how long it takes to detox from heroin, work-related and driving questions, and who you should choose for your support system, and more.
If you are considering detox to treat your Substance Use Disorder with a long-acting Suboxone Injection? Explore how using a monthly buprenorphine injection can help you on the road to recovery.
If you are wanting to detox off of poppies or kratom but are anxious about going through withdrawal, the Coleman Network for Addiction Medicine can help! Read on to learn how we helped James and Natalie with their poppy and kratom withdrawal.
I recently had a conversation with Lisa, a 56-year-old female who confided in me, “I am so sick and tired of being dependent on pain meds, I could tear my hair out.” She tried many times to stop taking oxycodone. She could get so far in her recovery before the withdrawal symptoms overpowered her. One […]
Recovery is hard. It’s hard on the person recovering, it’s hard on their friends and family, and it’s hard on the relationship. For many, supporting a loved one through recovery can accidentally and unknowingly turn into enabling. How do you know if you’re enabling someone? What can you do to refocus your supportive efforts during […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
I had a wonderful experience yesterday. As I went about my daily rounds meeting with patients, I heard one success story after another. This doesn’t happen every day, but I love it when it does. Jordan has been off fentanyl since the middle of April. He is sleeping well and doing home renovation projects he’d […]