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."
"Hi Chris! Yesterday was her 26th birthday, and she said it was the best birthday in 4 years. Wanted to thank you, Courtney and Coleman Institute for all your help last week! If you get a chance, please give her a call...she loved talking to you!"
"I trust you are all well. Just wanted to write a quick note to say thanks again for helping me get free of tramadol. I am stronger now. I will be preaching overseas in the next months. You are in my prayers along with your great staff. Please give them a "God Bless You" from me."
"Dr. Coleman, thank you for doing what you do, you're such an incredible doctor... grateful to have you in my life."
"I am planning to come for treatment! I spoke to Jennifer on the phone yesterday, and I wanted you to know how great she was. First in calling me back immediately and then explaining how the process works. She was very professional and gave me a good feeling right away about the people I would be interacting with at your clinic, If everyone is as kind as Jennifer, it puts some of my fears to ease."
"Chris, I want you to know that, as much as all the wonderful folks you work with helped, to me, the few minutes we spent together made the world of difference. I actually have been standing in the bathroom looking at the mirror telling myself I love me. :-) Still seems funny but nonetheless, I am doing it. Mostly, I just want you to know that you have helped me beyond description. I don't know how often folks tell you, but I wanted to make sure I did!"
"I just took my two children at the Indiana office this week. They are both heroin addicts. Dr. Joe and the nurse were fantastic to us. I pray this will be the solution and our lives can get back on track. It truly has been hell for 2 years. Jennifer from Virginia was so helpful as well as getting the process started."
"First off, I have to thank you for your service... Let Jennifer know I appreciate all her help getting me to the comfort level that it was the OK and right thing to do, and answering every stupid question I asked (often)!"
"Dr. Coleman and The Coleman Institute wee the first to help me realize that I needed to treat not just the alcoholism, but also the underlying reasons for why I drank. I didn't need someone to tell me to go to AA meetings and "just don't drink". Additionally, they helped me realize that I needed to do this for myself, whereas before I was doing it for everyone else. The outpatient treatment program meant I didn't need to undergo the time and significant expense in a hospital."
I bought my son to The Coleman Institute on November 25, 2007 to go through the Detox Program. He has now been clean for 2 years and is happily married and doing wonderful. I would advise any parent to bring their child to The Coleman Institute for treatment and ongoing care because it is a great program and it really works!
I struggled with heroin addiction for years, then became just as addicted to Methadone. I felt hopeless with no way out!! This is by far the best gift I ever gave myself. I've been able to start the true healing process since going to the Coleman Institute in summer of 2009. I now have everything I ever wanted in life, it's a miracle. The detox was the least painful of any I've ever experienced. If you're feeling uncertain about your future on Methadone or opiates I can't recommend it enough! Thank you Coleman Institute!!!
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.
Hey. i just wanted to compliment the staff today. I has another implant today and the nurses went above and beyond for me. Just wanted to spread positive feedback.
Back a few years ago I was having chronic pain in my left leg. After a year of going from doctor to doctor and eating pain medication like candy was finally diagnose with a disease called Avascular Necrosis. I had a core decompressing surgery done to correct the problem but little did I know my problems were just starting. For the next 3 to 4 years I struggled with a major addiction problem in the end I was taking 200 to 300 mg of morphine per day. My wife bless her heart found the Coleman institute on the internet and set me up for detox and an implant. The detox compared to cold turkey was a breeze and the implant worked for me it was nothing short of a miracle. No cravings and I started feeling like my old self I thing. I had been in a drug haze so long I forgot how to feel. The implant allowed me a window of opportunity to get a handle on thinks without the cravings and withdrawals guiding my decisions it was great. But the story continues because in January of this year my hip pain return worse than before so I had to have an implant placed in my hip joint to allow blood flow to my hip. (Here is where I got real stupid) instead of informing the Doctor about my addiction problem I thought I could handle it and I was wrong. All the old behaviors started back up (once and addict always and addict). So I tried getting clean myself with Methadone this was the 2nd big mistake I should have researched this, the withdraw from it to me is 10 time worse than morphine. To make a long story short I am currently on my 18th day with no methadone and I will be back at the Coleman Institute in 2 weeks to get my second implant. The implant is the best thing I have seen for addiction and thank god for all the people there.
I spent eight years of my life battling my addiction to opiates. While trying to fix my addiction, I spent four years in the methadone clinic. I never thought I would be able to detox from methadone. Thanks to Dr. Coleman and his wonderful staff, I have now been clean for one year and two months. My family and I could not have asked for better results. The accelerated detox and Naltrexone implant have been an answered prayer in my recovery. THANK YOU GOD for leading me to The Coleman Institute.
Within 30 days you detoxed Jeff off of both opiates and benzos. Within 30 days of finishing the process he is a productive individual again. Concentration for work is back. Energy levels are back up close to normal. The only sign of anxiety is when a good song comes on the radio there is a bit of a chill and goose bumps (maybe that is just feeling young again). Sleep is on its way back to normal.
We in this family have researched some of the other means of detox (said deny drugs on a steady rate and keep patient (maybe) from going into seizure). Alternatively some clinics are replacing opiates with other very addictive drugs such as Suboxone or methadone --- with no end in sight for a drug free life. We find that these methods of detox are barbaric and have very low probability of success or simply create another type of addiction. Your innovation in the field of drug detox is to be commended. Your use of relatively common drugs to quickly and efficiently detox people in very little time is really the invention of all time -saving countless lives.
You and your clinic are to be congratulated, thanked and put in special place in our hearts and memories.
Thank you so much.
Friends of Jeff
I completed the accelerated opiate detox program at the Coleman Institute three weeks ago after a long battle with Suboxone. I felt compelled to write to share my story because there are increasing numbers of people looking for a way to break the bonds from Suboxone and there is not a whole lot of information available. My experience with the Coleman Institute was awesome. The Staff are tops and I felt that the focus of the detox program was not only to help me break my bond with Suboxone, but to do so in the most humane and comfortable way possible. The daily appointments were not inconvenient, the objective was to clean the receptors more each day. On the Summit day, I was kept comfortable through the entire process and slept through most of it, the entire process, including placement of the Naltrexone implant, was done before I knew it. I have been free of Suboxone now for 3 weeks, there is still work on my part that needs to be done, but I cannot tell you how good it feels to not depend on that little orange pill each morning and to know that I can go through life and feel good physically and mentally about myself. Thank you,
I just want to say thank you to Dr. Coleman and his staff, you gave me life back. I thank God everyday that you were there to help me. I was a path of destruction as soon as I was out on my own away from home I started doing drugs, in a few short years I was addicted to Oxycontin and had done things and other drugs that most people who had been using a lifetime had done. I hate that part of my life but the hard times you go through and make it through only make you stronger and a better person. I don't wanna even think about where I'd be today if I didn't get help. Thank you so much, I love you guys!
I am happy to report that each day gets better for both Chad and myself. He is doing amazing and I am so proud of him. He is truly a different person. Chad is attending AA classes and seems determined to make this work. I hope and pray it continues.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate the care he received at Coleman and how wonderful the personnel treated us. I truly believe that this is the beginning of a new life for all of us.
Again, many thanks,
14 years ago I suffered a traumatic injury to my right Peroneal Nerve. Due to the severe damage I was treated for chronic pain, for 14 years. Over the 14 years I have been on every opiate available. I knew I reached my peak when I was prescribed Fentanyl Patches, after two years on these patches and taking morphine, y body mind and family had enough. Going through the Coleman detox was the answer to my prayers. As I'm only 3 weeks out of detox I feel great and look forward to being my old self again. "The long journey begins with the first step". Thank You Coleman Center and Dr. Zaret. Special Thank You to Karen, for being there all the way to the end!
Chris here, just dropping you a note to thank you for never giving up on me. I have been clean for more than three years now. I have never felt healthier, physically or mentally in my life. I think you provide a valuable service, because I know it is almost impossible to come off of Heroin without some help. Thanks again for your lifesaving help.
Dr Coleman, I used your service for Opiate detox in September and I can say it really works. I cheated death. I still go to NA meetings every day. Thanks you for your service. I cheated death with help from Dr Zaret and The Coleman Institute.
Dear Dr. Coleman,I went through your detox program last week and I wanted to let you know I'm doing great. I'm attending many meetings and will exceed 90 in 90! Your staff was wonderful and I appreciate how accommodating you all were.
I wanted to update you regarding the successful Benzo detox of the friend I mentioned to you. It could be described as miraculous. While she experiencing unpleasant withdrawal symptoms on the way there, she demonstrated obvious improvement in mood and anxiety from the very first day and continued to improve with each following day.
Having witnessed the amazing turnaround fro myself, I can barely express to you the amount of suffering that I believe could be alleviated through Dr. Coleman's methods. He made himself very available to Licia and I for questions and detailed descriptions of the process.
I went through the accellerated detox program in October 2004, and have remained off of narcotics ever since. After being addicted to hydrocodone/oxycodone for at least three years, and trying to quit on my own over 10 times with no success; I thought I had run out of options. Thank you for giving me back my life.
First I would like to thank Jenny if it had not been for her I would have never know about the Coleman Institute. Which I would also like to thank everyone involved in my treatment and care you gave my life back. I have only had my implant about two weeks. I feel like someone who was asleep for several years and has just been awoken from this horrible nightmare, my addiction. My life is so wonderful now an for the first time in years I wake up happy and I go to bed happy. I have just realized that for the first time in I don't know how many years I'm finally happy. I think I had forgottten what been truly happy was like. I'm more optomistic I look forward to each new day with please instead of dreading getting out of the bed. The best part is I now have my family back and I look forward to my new life without the use of drugs and othe means of coping with life. I want to be alive again. My kids and other friends and family memebers are just amazed at the change in me in just a short amount of time after this procedure. I wish all addicts had the opportunitiy to experience this amazing treatment. This treatment program needs more exposure and I have told anyone that will listen about how great I feel because of the Coleman Institute. I wish all addicts could experience this treatment an just maybe our war on drugs could be resolved.
Thank you for one year of no pills. My son is doing great and is now enrolled in a golf academy. Thank you Dr. Coleman and staff for giving my son back!
On 5/15/00 I had a severe crush injury to my right foot causing me to have 3 amputations ending with a below the knee amputation. For 5 years I have been on massive doses of pain medications. I gradually worked my way up to taking 3-80mg's Oxycontin a day and 160mg of liquid Oxycontin for break though pain.
The Coleman Institute was the best thing I could have done for my detox. Going through the normal reduction process would have taken over a year (that was not an option). The normal detox programs were 30 days (again not an option). At The Coleman Institute, in the 3-day detox, they made it pain free as medically possible. The meds made the withdrawals tolerable and being able to relax is your hotel room at nights made it so much more comfortable. The day after the detox I felt refreshed and re-energized. I felt like a new person.
I could not thank the staff and most of all Dr. Coleman enough for all they had done for me. If I had one bit of advice for anyone addicted to any type of opiates it would be to get into this program. In my eyes this is the only option. Fist of all the time and money you save towards a 30-day in-patient program is astronomical. Also, grouping all the pain and suffering into a shorter time is easier on you mentally. So in conclusion this is the best way to detox hands down.
Before going to the Coleman Institute I was a slave to everything from Norco to diluadid. I went to a Methadone clinic because they said they could Detox me. That is a lie and don't fall for it. I ended up a methadone addict and couldn't even leave town overnight because I had to show up at the clinic everyday. While on Methadone I started doing crazy things like sleepwalking. One night I dismantled my stove and woke up when I had it all apart. My hands and feet went numb and were swollen. I ate constantly for some reason and ended up gaining 30 lbs. Going to the Coleman Institute set me free. I am clean and it feels awesome!!! As a Christian, I firmly believe that God saw to it that I went there. He certainly didn't intend for me to be a slave to what I call "devil drugs prescribed by evil greedy people" Doctors were killing me and they knew it. Internet doctors are even worse!!! Thank God for Dr. Finklestein and Rod. These two professionals restored my faith in those who practice medicine. Dr. Finklestein is a professional in every sense of the word. He and Rod care about addicts more than ANYONE I have ever met. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to break the bondage of addiction.
Just wanted to thank all of you at Coleman and let you know that although last week was perhaps the hardest week of my life going through detox, I was very impressed with the service and expertise you deliver...I have my life back! This week has been no cake-walk especially since I am right back at work and travelling by air almost daily, but each day is getting better. The naltrexone implant works and to anyone who like me, who is/was literally controlled by painkiller addiction, please consider this most humane of options to get control of yourself again. Thanks Dr. Coleman.
I just want to thank everyone there. I pray to God that this will save my son's life. I really appreciate all that was done on Friday. God bless each and everyone of you.
This is a miracle!!! its no walk in the park but I recomend it to anyone with a opiate problem. everyone there treats u with respect they dont look down on u! DR. Coleman is a wonderful man along with everyone else. I had a 8 day detox its not so bad its way better than tryin it on your own. IF UR SERIOUS DO IT. its worth every penny. thanks jah bless!
I have been on Naltrexone for about 6 months. I am still clean taking my meds every day and going to N.A. also everyday and I want to thank you again. Three of my friends are also taking Naltrexone. Just wanted to let you know everything is great.
Thanks so much for everything. You all are top notch and no words can be written to ever express what your knowledge and compassion did in handing me the second chance at life...
So far everything is wonderful. Both my son and girlfriend are drug free. He started working within a week after he returned from your office and has worked everyday since. My husband and I talked to them each day and it is wonderful to have them back as a "clean family".
We thank you for your staff and, if and when, we need you we will call you. Thank you for everything and to me, this is truly a success story for our family. I pray it will continue but I know with everyday problems there will always be those thoughts. I truly believe no one can help an addict but himself and he really wanted your help, After talking to Michelle the first day he said, Mom this is what I want. It was the toughest week in his life but is a very strong person.
I just want to thank Dr. Coleman and his staff for all the help and support they have given me. The Naltrexone Implant is the best decision I have ever make in my life. I have been clean now for almost 4 months and everyday it gets easier. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone I know that needs help! Thanks again Dr. Coleman and staff.
Thanks for giving me another chance at a normal life. You, Dr C., Char, and the two nurses I had ( I am so sorry I cannot remember their names) , plus the rest of your staff are truly all angels sent from heaven above and seem so dedicated to help such impaired individuals as myself. I truly am so thankful. Please pass my thanks along to everyone at the institute for me. By the grace of God, support from my loving wife and my many, many other family members and friends I will beat my disease, you can bet on that. I am a little tired, to be expected for a month or so, but other than that I feel like a new, free, person. At least I do not have to get up and go to a real job everyday anymore! I believe that will really help me, along with aftercare I am lining up locally. I will always be here to help, inform, etc. anyone who is unsure of your program. Feel free to anytime recreate and print any of my writings as well as have anyone call me if necessary for questions or just plain old moral support. I sure have a lot of it. Thanks again to all.
...even though it has only been a couple of days, I saw a major change today. We would both like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I thank you because I have my daughter back and she thanks you because she has her life back.
Dr. Torres and Dr. Coleman are the two greatest doctors in the world. I want to thank you and clinic staff for all that you did for Andrew last November.
Yes, I think that the two years on Naltrexone Therapy is the best thing in the world. I have now what I did not before...the rest of my life! It's short but I have goals that I am carrying out right now as we speak.