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May 19

May 7, 2019

Evidence-Based, Medication-Assisted Treatment: Suboxone® or Naltrexone?

By The Coleman Institute

I had the great pleasure of seeing Jane last week at the Richmond office of the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine. Jane detoxed off Suboxone® two months ago through our accelerated outpatient detox process.

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May 19

May 1, 2019

Restoring Energy After Getting Off Opioids

By The Coleman Institute

Once a person has successfully completed an accelerated (or rapid*) opioid detox at one of our outpatient Coleman Institute offices, a frequently asked question is: how can I boost my energy after I stop using opioids?

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Apr 19

April 25, 2019

Questioning Your Beliefs About Substance Use

By The Coleman Institute

John Gottman and Nan Silver are the authors of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Their approach for couples wanting to improve relationships is based on a seven-week program focusing on the positive aspects of their partners and their current situation. They emphasize how easy it is to fall into negative patterns of behavior with loved ones.

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Apr 19

April 23, 2019

How to Avoid Opioid Use Relapse

By The Coleman Institute

First of all, plan to fail.

I don’t want to sound pessimistic, but over 2.5 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder, which contributed to over 70,000 overdose deaths in 2017.

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Apr 19

April 8, 2019

Do This One Thing to Stay Off Opioids Forever

By The Coleman Institute

Using willpower to change a behavior means working hard to achieve something; Merriam Webster defines will power as “energetic determination.” If I need willpower to accomplish something, then I am attempting a task that I feel some level of conflict about doing.

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