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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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Apr 19

April 3, 2019

The Easiest Way EVER to Get Off Opioids

By The Coleman Institute

Perhaps your doctor has cut you off from your Percocet®, Roxicet®, Vicodin®, Dilaudid®, or other morphine-type pain medications. Perhaps you have become involved with using street drugs such as heroin or fentanyl. If you are reading this, it is likely you want to stop using these drugs, and maybe you have even tried to get off these drugs before.

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Mar 19

March 25, 2019

Falling in Love with My Pillow (and Other Benefits of Sobriety)

By The Coleman Institute

Who doesn’t want a better night’s sleep? I know I do. It makes me feel more invigorated and ready to face the day without thinking, “When can I take a nap?” Oh, and coffee helps too.

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Mar 19

March 15, 2019

Why Should I Use Naltrexone After I Get Off Suboxone®?

By The Coleman Institute

Not long ago we successfully detoxed a patient off Suboxone®. Sally (not her real name) started with oxycodone after surgery and when she developed a tolerance to these opioids, she turned to heroin. She used heroin for five years until she became pregnant and was put on Subutex®. After the pregnancy, she was switched back to Suboxone®. Her treatment never included counseling or therapy. She came to us to help her get off 16mg of daily Suboxone®.

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Mar 19

March 12, 2019

A Moral Failing Or A Brain That Needs Healing?

By The Coleman Institute

For those of you interested in learning more about how addiction specifically affects the brain, I encourage you to watch Dr. Kevin McCauley’s movies and YouTube presentations. Dr. McCauley was an Air Force surgeon who became addicted to pain medications after he went through a surgery himself. Rather than receiving treatment, he was sent to Leavenworth Prison.

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