Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Take My Friend, Please!

Joan Shepherd, FNP

Our office staff regularly meets to discuss the kinds of things medical offices must discuss. Occasionally at these meetings we look at our website and ask ourselves if it is communicating what we are truly about.  A fascinating fact emerged recently as we combed and sifted through the website stats: while many of our clients find us on-line, most of our clients are referred by friends!

I don’t know why that surprised us so much.  In fact, as I think about it, it’s no surprise at all.  Many folks who become our patients have been treated as criminals, not people with the disease of addiction…as if they had a choice about having this condition.

From the moment a person becomes involved with The Coleman Institute, the camaraderie begins to develop.  He or she experiences respect, warmth, humor, reassurance and—perhaps most importantly—real hope that once and for all- they can be released from the wretched noose of opiate addiction.  Our Accelerated Opiate Detox technique is based on science; our rapport is based on loving what we do.

We love what we do because there is nothing quite so satisfying as being able to say with true conviction that we see people get better all the time.  And because our staff knows this is a disease, we are free to love our patients and hate the illness.  After all, love is what we all need, right?

Admittedly, we are just a stepping stone in the process; the real work starts when our client leaves and re-enters their real world.  Like the sculptor who ‘frees’ the carving trapped in stone, a person who embraces recovery must daily release what they no longer need, continually revealing the life they are meant to live.

So, thank you to everyone who has trusted us to send a beloved friend or family member. It is a great privilege to be a small part of their journey.  

At The Coleman Institute, we specialize in helping people get clean clean and stay clean from alcohol and drugs.  We offer a non-judgmental, safe, enencouraging atmosphere to start your healing process from addiction.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox from opiatesalcohol, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitant to call Jennifer Pius at 1-877-77-DETOX (33869).  Help, hope and healing begin here!

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