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3 Important Differences Between Suboxone and Naltrexone Therapy for People Addicted to Opioids

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Oct 21

October 12, 2021

3 Important Differences Between Suboxone and Naltrexone Therapy for People Addicted to Opioids

I must admit I was a little surprised earlier this week when Bridget Walsh, our Clinical Case Manager and I screened a former patient who wanted to return to The Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine for a second detox off opioids.

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Switching from Suboxone® to Naltrexone

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Oct 21

October 2, 2021

Switching from Suboxone® to Naltrexone

Claire (not her real name) juggles a lot in her life.

  • She is a full-time college student.
  • She works part-time.
  • She is getting married over Thanksgiving.
  • She has an opioid addiction.
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The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

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Sep 21

September 30, 2021

The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl


I’m a medical professional in the substance use/addiction field. When I started in this business about 13 years ago, the most common situations our patients presented with were their struggles to get off methadone, prescribed pain medication, or heroin. (more…)
Loving Someone to Death: Supporting Recovery Without Enabling

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Sep 21

September 28, 2021

Loving Someone to Death: Supporting Recovery Without Enabling

When we talk about recovery and the interpersonal dynamics that often occur in relationships, “enabling” is the dirty word no one wants to hear. But what is enabling? How do we know when we’re loving someone too much? And once we can recognize it, how do we stop it?

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Spoiler Alert: 1 in 4 Make It

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Sep 21

September 23, 2021

Spoiler Alert: 1 in 4 Make It



If you get a chance to watch the Netflix documentary film Recovery Boys, please do so. I attended a screening of the film at Studio Two Three in Richmond last night with Dr. Coleman and my nurse practitioner colleague, Lauren Farnsworth, to a pretty full audience. The filmmaker, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, was available afterward to talk and answer questions. (more…)
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