Healing the Brain After Opioid Detox and Withdrawal

Healing the Brain After Opioid Detox and Withdrawal

Raphael (I don’t use patients’ real names, so I thought this would be a fun one) came to the office recently to have his monthly Vivitrol injection. Vivitrol is the trade name for a long-acting formulation of naltrexone, which is a pure opiate antagonist...
Holidays and Sobriety: Make a Plan

Holidays and Sobriety: Make a Plan

I saw Loreen, age 32, in follow-up yesterday. She has now gone 20 days with no alcohol. Making Choices Based on Freedom For almost a year she was coming to our office regularly to get a Vivitrol shot to help her deal with her drinking. She had been very resistant to...
Gaining Energy Back After Opioid Detox – 6 Easy Ways

Gaining Energy Back After Opioid Detox – 6 Easy Ways

Part of the reason the Coleman Institute is so successful in helping patients from around the world detox off various substances (alcohol; opioids, including heroin, buprenorphine, and methadone; and benzos, including Ativan®, Xanax®, and Valium® from one...
Lizard In My Pocket

Lizard In My Pocket

I often carry lizards in my pocket at work. They aren’t alive, but a nice variety pack of assorted colored, striped, spotted, plastic reptiles. I give them out to patients who are suffering from their experience of anxiety. When Anxiety Becomes Too Much Anxiety comes...