Heroin, Oxycontin and Methadone are the most widely abused opiate drugs. Other opiates, such as Percocet, Vicodin, Dilaudid, and Demerol are also highly addictive. But regardless of the specific opiate addiction, The Coleman Institute can help with the revolutionary Accelerated Detoxification Technique (ADT).
Our ADT procedure is designed to remove all of the narcotics that are attached to the patient's brain receptors in the most comfortable, safe and speedy process possible. When people come in to detox they have a certain amount of narcotics that are attached to the receptors in their brain. Any detox procedure needs to assist the patient getting rid of all of those drugs so that the patient and the patient's brain are completely drug-free. At that point, the detox process is completed. If patients detoxify on their own without any assistance, the drugs wash out of their brain in around five to ten days. This is extremely painful and most patients are unable to tolerate it on their own.
At The Coleman Institute, we have found a much easier process, called the Accelerated Detoxification Technique. But please don't be thrown off by the word "Accelerated." Our Accelerated Detoxification Technique is by no means a "compromise" for beating an addiction. In fact, quite the opposite is true. It is, quite literally, a breakthrough program that is easier on the patient, more effective, safer, and less expensive than other available treatments for the following reasons:
- Neither general anesthesia nor hospital stays are required, which is much safer and far less costly.
- Patients move quickly and safely through the withdrawal process with minimal discomfort and constant supervision.
- Our procedure normally takes just three days on an outpatient basis, rather than seven days - or longer - inside a hospital.
- The very small Naltrexone implant we place under the skin, which keeps all opiates from the brain receptors for around eight to twelve weeks, gives our patients a significant head start in remaining drug-free permanently.
In Accelerated Detoxification, we meet with the patient for the initial assessment and ask that they be in some mild withdrawal. In this way, by the time we meet with them they've already started the detoxification and they are ready to receive some of the medicines we use for the detoxification. We then give our patients a combination of drugs, including some mild opiates and some strong sedatives. Patients usually become much more comfortable and they can be discharged home.
On the second day, we continue their sedatives and then actually give them some medicines to speed up the detoxification and prepare the brain for being drug free.
On the final day of the detox, the patient fasts overnight and takes a dose of oral Valium before arriving in the office. The oral Valium lasts long enough to provide good sedation throughout the whole detoxification procedure. We usually insert an IV so we can provide extra sedation throughout the course of the day, if this is needed. By the end of the day, the patient has received full doses of antagonists, and we can insert the small Naltrexone implant under the skin, knowing that the patient is fully detoxified and will not get any extra withdrawal symptoms once they leave the office. The sustained, time-release nature of Naltrexone allows us to keep all opiates from the brain receptors for at least six to twelve weeks, giving patients the best possible chance for a lasting recovery.
To Dr. Coleman, Courtney Harden, NP and Staff:
Thank you so very much for the treatment and care GF received during his detox. It means very much to me that there are such wonderful people like you to help addicts recover to a normal life. I appreciate all you do.
Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You Again,
Hello to the great staff, I just wanted to share how overwhelming great I feel to have my life back. This disease of addiction took almost 6 years of my life; you all had a huge impact and I will forever be so grateful to all of you. I will be boasting about the Coleman Institute from this day on. Again words do not quite convey how truly thankful I am.
To all of the staff:
Thank you for all the wonderful support and patience you all demonstrated towards helping my son, Will. He never believed that he could be off Suboxone and it's now been 7+ weeks. He claims if he would have realized that it was possible with your methods, he would have tried it sooner. (Though we told him, he just did not believe it). He is well into follow-up treatment and he attributes the "feeling great" to the Accelerated Detox and Naltrexone implant. I hope I can continue to report good news... so far, better that we ever imagined!
He would love to drop by sometime to say hello and re-introduce himself... the new and improved Will!
Dear Staff of The Coleman Institute,
This letter is to express my deepest thanks to everyone we met at your facility. I am a sponsor for one of your recent patients. I want you to know she is a changed person. With a watchful eye, I think she will be a success; thanks to your program as a kick start!
Dear Coleman Family:
Just wanted to send this thanks because you all truly saved my life and because of you I finished my addictions degreed and am continuing into Neuroscience so one day I can "service" an addict's brain. None of this would be possible if it weren't for you all!!!
You believed in me when others did not and were the first in me getting clean and seeing that there is a better life than addiction or being an addict.
PS: My implants scar is hard to see, but when I look, it puts a smile on my face! Don't ever forget me please. Enclosed are pics of me starting my new Neuro degree at college.
I have been intending to write a thank you note to you for the past year, but have failed to do so. Well, here it is. You treated my son about a year and a half ago. Your detox treatment has had a profound impact on him. He remains sober and is doing very well in his life. There is no adequate way to express our deep appreciation for you and your staff and what you do for people and families, day in and day out. You are truly a blessing to many, many people.
Once again, than for your all you are doing.
Hey there. I just had my last detox day today, finishing just as the snowflakes started falling. (Oh, and my flight out today (Saturday) was cancelled, and there is not another one out until Monday). But I just want to say that you guys rock, and I feel great so far. I'll keep you up-to-date, but I have no reason to think this good feeling won't last. I feel like you've saved my life.
- Read more about our heroin, painkillers, and chronic pain management detox programs.
- Read more about Accelerated Opiate Detox on our FAQs page.
- Find out more on our opiate detox options
- Learn more about our general detox process.
- Call us to talk with someone 877-77-DETOX. We're available to talk with you 24/7.