2013 VideosStacy - Opiate Painkillers "I'm free from drugs now." Dustin - Opiates (Heroin) "I thought I could do heroin one time, I was wrong." Jesse - Opiate Painkillers "Dr. Coleman is a Godsend for giving me my son back." Kim - Opiates (Heroin) "It's been a miracle. It was the exact thing I needed." Diane - Opiate Painkillers "You're a new mommy now and I love my new mommy." Ronnie - Methadone "I feel good. I feel clean. I am going to stay that way." Robert - Opiates (Heroin) "It was ten times better than I expected. It was smooth as could be." Molly - Opiate (Heroin) "It was really fast. It was all over in 3 days." Ben - Methadone "There was no possible way to get off drugs on my own." Pam - Benzos "It was like seeing in black & white and now seeing in color." Charlie - Naltrexone "Life is good. Being clean brings me lots of joy." Neile - Opiate Painkillers "I had enough of being sick and tired of being sick and tired."
All video testimonials are TCI patients who volunteered to tell their story without compensation.
Two years ago today, I walked out of The Coleman Institute a different person. I had been on Methadone for 9 years and was sick of living like that.
My life has been so much happier and more free these past two years.
I want to thank you (Jennifer), Joan, Dr. Peter Coleman and everyone else at The Coleman Institute in Richmond for helping me get my life back.
I honestly cannot say enough great things about all of you.
Joan, you have been such a huge help in my detox and road to recovery. I appreciate everything you do. From speaking with your over the phone , for pre-op info regarding the implant…….I somewhat questioned the procedure.
Now, I agree with the saying on the Coleman bag…”Hope Whispers One More Chance”
Thanks for being a part of my detox and giving me that chance to regain my life and be successful.
To the TCI Staff:
Some have a gift for helping others to see the world as a place of possibility.
Some impart wisdom or comfort and care. Some point out the path and some take you there.
Some warm the heart with a human touch.
You have all these gifts…Thank you so much.
This says it all!
Everything was wonderful! Everyone was so polite, understanding, and friendly and really made me feel comfortable. The directions were clear for us to follow and I was never in any pain thru the process.
The experience went above and beyond anything I had expected. The staff was attentive and respectful. They went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and doing OK. And the same goes for when I returned for my Vivitrol Injection. I was not feeling well that day, and everyone wanted to be sure I was OK and offered additional medicine to help me.
The staff was so wonderful even when I was throwing a fit and made sure I was comfortable at all times. I felt they genuinely cared and it meant a lot.
I've battled Heroin for four years, been in rehab five different times, have tried Vivitrol and the Naltrexone daily pill and this Naltrexone implant has saved my life. I have absolutely no cravings.
I was your average girl who had her whole life ahead of her, but that still wasn't enough. As I begin searching for what I thought was something more I needed, I found myself going down a whole new path of life, I was having a blast living and having fun like I never did before.
I meet someone who was a few years younger than me and whom had experimented with drugs I had never seen. It all began with one pill. I started talking them just to have fun; what’s the problem I thought to myself, I am just having fun.
Well, the fun became an everyday event I started to find myself searching for things I never needed before to feel alive. This led into years of Prescription drug abuse. I started to become a person no one knew, whatever I had to do to get that high I would do; nothing else mattered until I got my "drugs", nothing else mattered to me. As I continued to get further into my addiction, I realized "pills" weren't enough and it lead into Heroin addiction that I couldn't control.
I would find myself stocking myself up to 20 times a day just so I could function, just to feel human. As the days got longer, I got worst until one-day my life changed forever.
In October of 2011 I walked into the Coleman Institute for the Accelerated Detox Program. I was an emotional wreck as I had just lost my boyfriend to suicide due to the battle of addiction. I was terrified but knew if I didn't take the chance I was given to save my life, my family would be saying good bye to me. As I started the detox, it was the worst god awful thing I had ever agreed to do. As I cried in pain, cussed and screamed at the doctors and nurses, I made it through the 3 day detox and received a Naltrexone Implant.
As I came out of the detox, I was terrified. I had many people doubting my recovery, I doubted myself, but with determination, Great Support System, Great Doctors and Counselors, I am standing proud 2 Years Sober after a 6 year heroin Addiction!
I just want to Thank EVERYONE at the Coleman Institute for your wonderful program and support; without the help of the detox program and Naltrexone Implant, my life wouldn't be where it is today!
Thank you. I am happy to say that I am at 199 days sober. You and the Coleman team helped me tremendously in accomplishing this.
Thank you for your help and for being so nice. I love you guys!
Because I am off the drugs, Praise the Lord for that. I will never go back. I feel like I am a human again. My family loves the real me. I have already sent people down there for help. I am very pleased there is help for these drugs.
You should see my son now. He's actually living life and he's so happy and healthy now.
I would definitely recommend this program and would like to thank each and every one of the staff members at The Coleman Institute for giving me back my son.
Overall, we felt we got exceptional care. The staff at the Schaumburg office were "Most Amazing". My son's favorites were John and Joniece - they really took very good care of him and John even stopped to pick up his favorite candy bar the next day.
I've battled Heroin for four years, been in rehab five different times, have tried Vivitrol and the Naltrexone daily pill and this implant has saved my life.
The experience went above and beyond anything I had expected. The staff was attentive and respectful. They went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and doing ok. And the same goes for when I returned for my Vivitrol Injection. I was not feeling well that day, and everyone wanted to be sure I was ok and offered medicine to help me.
Dr. Rosenfield at the Seattle clinic helped me break away from the evil circle of methadone. I tried twice to taper on my own, both times I failed. The methadone clinic was of no help as they only looked at me as a source of income for years to come. I was treated with both respect and compassion at the Coleman Institute’s Seattle office. The thing that stuck with me the most is when Dr. Rosenfield told me on the last day of the plan, was that from here on out, I NEVER have to chase an opiate/methadone withdrawal again.
I have been opiate free for over 40 days now. The longest in 3 years. I feel I have been given my life back as I am no longer dependent on any chemical, especially methadone.
Thank you Dr. Rosenfield for your honest and caring approach to breaking the cycle of dependence.
We can’t thank you enough for the transformation that has come over “M”. It has been a return to life, really. Dr. Coleman, Jen, Joan and Courtney have our deepest appreciation and gratitude.
Thank you so much for working with “M” with great patience, kindness, wisdom…..and expertise!
We will continue with the implants and are thankful for the security they provide.
Thank you Courtney for taking care of us yesterday; very much appreciated. One more thing: yourself and the rest of the gang have gone beyond anything that I'm used to here in Canada.
I can not thank you and your program and staff enough for helping my son and our family. You all treated him like a real person of value and he is doing great.
You helped him get his life back and he is now walking with his head up instead of walking with his head down like he doesn't matter.
He has always mattered to us.
Excellent overall response to date (2months). I had a great experience with the entire staff. Thanks to the entire staff at the Coleman Institute with special thanks to Jen and Dr. Peter Coleman. As a retired medical doctor and patient, I would recommend the program to all patients who may need detox. It was well worth the flight from L.A. to Richmond.
Very friendly, unpretentious staff. Everything was thorough and like clockwork. No unpleasant surprises. They keep you safe until you are fully recovered.
This program gave me my life back.
Very professional, caring, and competent staff. No judgment made.
I am feeling so much better. I have my life w/my husband back again! It sure is wonderful! Thank you JESUS!
I was treated great by the staff and was kept very comfortable. I tell everyone about this place, it is awesome, as is the staff. I want to thank my caregivers: Courtney, Joan, Jenn, & Dr. Peter Coleman.
I can recommend and pray others wanna be helped, but ultimately, you gotta want it for yourself! If you want to get your life back then I highly recommend TCI.
I was in good hands! Thank You
I just want to say thank you for saving me from Duragesic & saving my life. I was on that med for 10 years. It kept me out of the hospital, but ruined my life. I didn't want to do NOTHING. I felt sick most all of the time. I was on 75mcg to 50mcg, & then 25mcg @ the end for 1 week. I was feeling terrible.
I was on the internet looking for help. I prayed & right then I came across The Coleman Institute. I emailed Jennifer, she called me around 2 hours later. I went through the detox program there.
I get out more and I feel alive again. I want to thank everyone who helped me. Dr. Peter Coleman, you have been there done that & have the t-shirt to or opening a place that is safe and you feel no withdrawals due to the prove it. I also want to thank you for opening for opening this program.
I want to say thank you to Jenn, my nurse there. You were very kind & told me your story regarding your son. Thank you all and GOD Bless you.
I hope you remember me. I’ve been clean and sober for 3 years now, thanks to you and the great people at The Coleman Institute. I have since moved to Pennsylvania and have met a wonderful man who I will be marrying on June 15!
I am the support person for my wife and a few days ago we went to Dr. Rosenfield's clinic in Seattle for her to go through the detox process for alcohol addiction.
I cannot speak highly enough of the experience, in terms of the professionalism, kindness, and courtesy of Dr. Rosenfield and his staff and the smart, clean, comfortable and functional clinic where they work. Dr. Rosenfield and the Naltrexone treatment gives us hope again after two relapses.
The only item that could perhaps be improved is the intake process which involves numerous forms to be completed by the patient at a time when he/she is most in difficulty.
I am writing you this letter to sincerely thank you for all the wonderful help you gave me at your facility. Your program truly works wonders! You helped me not only get clean, but helped get my life back!
Everyone was outstanding, patient and just plain kind. I now enjoy waking up each day thanks to your wonderful facility and amazing staff! I now have interests in thing I used to do. I don’t think I can every thank you enough for what you have done for me….it’s like a new lease on life!
I am already in the process of finding an out-patient treatment. I never want to be back where I was when I first walked into your clinic, or even worse. But thanks to your amazing facility and staff, I can wake up feeling great now…so, thank you again.
You guys are truly amazing and what a great opportunity that I had the chance to take part. I wish all of you the best…you deserve it as much as the people you help! You actually care and your change lives….I truly mean that and hope you know that your program changes lives...it sure did mine!
"I am a small business owner and was not able to go to a 30 day inpatient program. This process may have been quicker but it truly works. The Coleman Institute is amazing... you really get the results you are truly hoping for. I would recommend the program to anyone who truly wants to get there mormal life back.
I did my research and read the posts people made... I was a little unsure at first. I had previously tried cold turkey and went to a 14 day inpatient rehab. I always relapsed in the first week or so... with the implant, it allows you to heal slowly instead of shocking your body. The first week was tough but other than that, I have gained 30 lbs in 10 weeks and feel the best I have in years... IT IS SIMPLY AMAZING!
I can't believe how good the program was... it really made me realize there are truly Dr.s out there that want to help someone get better and back to normal life instead of just taking your money, giving you a bed and you are miserable and suffering for weeks. Dr. Coleman is awesome with a great program. And, it really works... just wish I would of found him earlier.
Just a couple of words about the implant: IT WORKS... PLAIN AND SIMPLE"
IT WAS WELL WORTH THE MONEY... IT'S HARD TO PUT A PRICE ON YOUR LIFE...
I WORKS IF YOU WANT TO GET BETTER.
DO THIS PROGRAM.
YOU WILL NOT REGRET THE DECISION.
"I was a patient at one of these "methadone" clinics for almost ten years. I never, even once, felt like I mattered. I always knew it was just about the money for them. The difference in how the staff at The Coleman Institute treated me was like night and day. It was obvious from the first day I arrived in Richmond that all of you wanted to see me get clean and stay that way. It has been one year and four months since my last dose of methadone and I've never felt better. I couldn't have done it without all of you at TCI!!"
"My baby sister (by law but she has been my baby sister since she was a 16 yo punk rocker with a mohawk!!) is still sober and I imagine seeing her stay that way. The big challenge, as you know, was how to get off without feeling like she was dying. TCI made this possible. I had her old AA best friend come over Sunday before last while I was still in town and they went to AA together. She also went this past Friday. While she is clinically depressed, she has found an anti-depressant that doesn't make her sick (migraines, vomiting) and hopefully in a month or so, she will feel better."
"In addition, I am still doing G R E A T!!! I had three emergency surgeries on my R cornea in the days leading up to getting on a plane, and then another one soon after I returned. My cornea is severely eroded - and I cannot tell you how painful it is. I can testify that if I had still been on opiates when my sister needed me, I would not have been capable of doing what I did - flying out there with my eye patched, in excruciating pain; grocery shopping for fresh food, cooking, driving on those horrible freeways at 80 mph, with people passing me all around, and taking great care of her. Getting off those damaging opiates has given me back a world I haven't had in 14 years, and I am so grateful to TCI for your program and for the clinical and administrative staff in Richmond, I don't know how to express it. Thank you so much. And please thank Peter. He is my "own, personal, hero!!"
"I feel honored to tell patients about me. I don't even care if you use my first name. If I can give hope to another, then it is worth it. I know what is feels like to lose everything and rebuild and honestly, when I got my charge with addiction, all I ever heard was I am screwed up for like...as you know my charge was a felony. I always was told what I can't do ....I wish there had been more who told me what I could do instead...against all odds, I got my life back and am doing what I love and helping others."
"Sure there were many hurdles, but they were worth jumping through. So, by all means, tell patients about me....sometimes hope is all you need and I was surprised how hard it was to find when labeled a "felon" "
"But time passes, pardons are offered and jobs forgive. But, I definitely could not have done it with our y'alls help. I even show off my little implant scar...it is hardly noticeable by I love to brag about it and how it saved/jump started my new life and helped my find a career I am excelling at."
"I really can't thank you enough."
"To Courtney and all of the Staff at The Coleman Institute"
"I want to take a moment to thank all of you for being there at just the right time to help my son. I talked to Jennifer and Courtney and within 2 days we were all setup for his detox! You saved his life....and, I mean that!"
"May you never take for granted how important you are to patients. I will be forever grateful to Courtney....Thank You! Thank You! Hugs to all of you!"
"Thank you so-so much for all that you have done for "A" and I. Dr. Coleman and staff…you are truly wonderful people and we are blessed to have found you. You will be our family forever." Note from "A": "Thank you for everything you have done. You saved my life and you guys will always be in my heart!"
K and A
Got it done near Tampa Florida, I was very happy with the procedure, it is unlike the failed rehab programs I had done, I am finally free of opiates thanks to this procedure. I would have never had a chance otherwise, I am happy to say I am now 35 days clean and loving it!!
The Coleman Institute saved my life plain and simple. I was at rock bottom (from Oxy) for months until I said enough right before Christmas (2012). As someone who has gone through a 30+ day rehab program over 16 years ago - I did not need to do that again. I needed a program where I could continue to work and take care of my family as I recovered.
Once off opiates, it is possible for a substance abuser or a chronic pain patient to experience "weakness of the flesh or mind." By taking Naltrexone, one will not experience either the "high" the substance abusers desire, nor the return to chronic opiate abuse that caused me so much more pain than I experience now. With my pain reduced by 92-98%, I have no desire to take an opiate. Further, knowing that it would be contraindicated or have no effect, it is easier to face each day with Tylenol.
It saved my life. As someone who went through Opiate detox over 15 years ago without any support or help, I was not going to try and do that again.
It gave me my life back.
I just want to say thank you to Dr. Coleman for creating this method, I was an 8yr heavy opiate user, for the first time in eight years I am living my life free of the ball and chain. I had tried everything... for years.. nothing worked till now! I am a Canadian and had to come to the US to get this treatment, I am hoping you will expand.
I would highly recommend it to family or friends. It is the quickest, safest method for going off opiates that plague the body with unbearable withdrawal symptoms. If one does not want a 28 day inpatient program, then this Institute is perfect. Further, because they use Naltrexone therapy post-withdrawal, compliance becomes a major aspect of their treatment. Unlike many traditional clinics, one does not have to worry about being placed on more dangerous, more addictive drugs such as Methadone.
8 Months Clean! From a VERY BAD 10 year addiction to Pain Pills! Thanking our Heavenly Father for The Coleman Institute! I honestly know...I could NOT have done it, Without You! A pure 100% Miracle! Thank You for saving & giving "Life" back to me & my Family!
I cannot thank you enough and there are no words to describe what you have done here in the little town Sunny Buc. Buckhannon WV. I thank God each and every day for Dr.Coleman in giving him the knowledge, compassion and the ability to bring the implant to life. Saving my son's life, his son's life, my life and many others. The Institute touches many people across the country. All towns whether small or big they all need help. Thank you for all that you are doing there. Thank you for helping my family. You gave us life!!!!!
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.
Dear Dr. Coleman,
I am writing to you because I just went through the accelerated detox program for tramadol abuse with Dr. Michael Rosenfield in Seattle.
He was terrific! His entire staff was extremely welcoming and made me feel very comfortable! Anyway, I am now going to use Dr. Rosenfield as my primaryphysician due to his bedside manner, his thoughtfulness, and his caring personality. He's also incredibly bright! I trust him implicitly and evenfollowing his rules (which as an addict you don't always do; funny thing about addicts)! If you ever want to hear or share my experience with anyone aboutthis detox (which by the way is brilliant and much easier), I'd be happy to do so.
The biggest difference I noticed with Dr. Rosenfield vs. inpatient treatment (I was initially addicted to heroin in the late-1980's, and then methadone )was Dr. Rosenfield wasn't judgmental in the slightest bit. In fact, he gave us 24 hour access to where he would be at all times and that was extremelyreassuring. He also encouraged us to call if anything came up. He certainly made me motivated to get clean once again.
The withdrawal was nothing compared to doing it myself and/or when I had gone to treatment. I was afraid at first but surprised how little withdrawalsymptoms I had (only fidgety every once in a while). I had no excess mucosa, no sweats, no vomiting and didn't feel like I had anything close to the flu. Iwas able to sleep and function fairly well.
My husband is medically trained and he too, was very impressed with the treatment and especially, Dr. Rosenfield's knowledge about addiction. He also likedthe ease of how he engages with people and his generous support.
And to you Dr. Coleman, again, your program for detoxing people is extraordinary.
Thanks again and please note that I feel blessed to be close to your Seattle office!
I also meant to mention Jennifer. She was always respectful, caring and very knowledgeable about this process. Her patience with me was undeniable!
Thanks again to all!
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!
Just sending a huge thank you to Dr. Coleman.
I'm now approaching 10 years of being clean from heroin!
I could of not done it without him!!
Life is great!! So much appreciation!!
"I want to take the time and thank you for your services. I was able to have a talk with you in person, but I would like to think my story will touch someone else that is in need of help, maybe not even as a patient, but as having a loved one that needs treatment.
I have been with my partner Terry for over 8 years it's been a rocky last 3 years, with the awful prescription drug addiction he found himself dealing with. About 2 years ago, I walked into the bedroom and the TV was on, I did not think anything of it until I realized Terry was not responding. I shook him still nothing. I then realized he was not breathing. I called 911 and had to give him CPR until the ambulance arrived. They were able to revive him but lost him twice on the way to the hospital... we are grateful he pulled through. After that, we found ourselves in the hospital with liver issues and it was also again a miracle he was ok.
I have spent THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of dollars trying to get him help from Indiana to Florida nothing worked. As a business owner, I am skeptical on things, and I was skeptical on again seeking treatment but after watching your video, I was like ok, let's try this and it really was the last resource... I was giving up.
I want you to know how thankful and grateful I am that Terry has been off the pain medication for going on 60 days and is looking forward to coming back to get another implant. I count my blessings every day I wake up and see him getting motivated or laughing. I must say his energy is starting to come back, his old personality is coming around and the person I fell in love with is getting better with time. IT IS POSSIBLE, IT IS!!
If you believe in anything and are reading this story, trust me, it's changed my loved one's life, our family life, our relationship. I know not what it is like being an addict. I never understood what he was going through, but I also know the pain, and hurt it makes his loved one's feel and to have that lifted off my shoulders is priceless.
I just wish I would of found the Coleman Institute earlier. So, Dr. Coleman and the staff at the Coleman Institute, thank you for taking such good care of my loved one... for treating him with respect, and making him feel like a person not a patient."
"I just wanted to send you an email that you can share with the TCI staff, and possibly some of your coaching students if you want to or find it relevant.
I came to The Coleman Institute in late December of 2009 after being on Suboxone for approximately 7 months as treatment to my addiction to chronic pain medication, namely OxyContin. I participated in the ten day rapid detox treatment followed by a year's worth of Naltrexone implants. I followed up with coaching via Skype with Chris at TCI, which was the highlight of my Tuesday mornings. Chris always gave me straight forward advice about what ever situation I found myself in at the time, even if I didn't want to hear it. It is always easier for an addict to ignore what they don't want to hear, and only take in the parts that they can skew to their advantage, and that's exactly what I did. I wasn't fully ready to change everything I had known for the past 4 years of my life. I was scared, and I let fear influence every decision I made which led me to do what was comfortable, and for me, being comfortable meant hanging around the same people at the same places. I thought this wasn't a problem because I had my implants, and I couldn't get high even if I wanted to.
However, after 10 months of implants one got infected, and within five days of my implant coming out I was using again. This time it was worse than before, and I couldn't believe I had done the same thing to myself after I had known the freedom of a sober life.
Chris referred me to Edge Hill Treatment center in Winchester, VA and I began treatment on the 3rd of November. I was in Edge Hill for 30 days, and in those 30 days something clicked for me. I came to a lot of realizations while I was in Edge Hill, and I truly believe that it saved my life. Most of all I learned I had to let go of all of my resentments I kept in a death grip for so many years. My entire stay was truly an eye-opening experience.
I could go on for days about the staff and all of the people I met along the way, but I'll just say that I couldn't imagine better people working together to help suffering addicts, they are miracle workers.
Since my stay at Edge Hill, I have graduated college with a degree in Fashion Merchandising/Business Communication and plan to start grad school in August pursuing an Executive MBA. I also met my husband a week after I came home. We started dating in December, and got married in September of last year. Since my graduation, I am currently employed as an Account Specialist for one of the most productive insurance firms in the state. A sober life used to be a distant memory when I was in my active addiction; addiction is now the memory and, I have the life that I always knew I deserved but I could never achieve.
I owe it all to the staff of The Coleman Institute for giving me the foundation I needed to grow and conquer my demons. Without you guys, I probably wouldn't be here today, and for that, I cannot thank you enough."
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!"
"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."
"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."
"I would like to take this opportunity to express my extreme gratitude to the staff at the Coleman Institute in Richmond, Virginia. The entire staff there, from Dr. Coleman, Joan, Courtney, and the entire nursing and administrative staff exhibit the highest level of professionalism and caring for their patients. I was treated with kindness, understanding, and compassion, in addition to outstanding medical care. As a chronic alcoholic, I can't say that I will never need another detox, but if I should, there is no other place I would consider except The Coleman Institute in Richmond, Virginia."
"I just wanted to thank my favorite doctor's office because every year that passes and all the wonderful things that occur in my life wouldn't have been started if not for y'all... so thanks! I am just so grateful to have had y'all in my life to get me clean and sober. Last October, it was my 4th year... first you count days, then months, now yearsâ€¦.. its pretty amazing."