Thursday, July 24, 2014

Location, Location, Location!!!


Peter R. Coleman, M.D.

If you've ever looked at buying or renting a house, you've probably heard the familiar saying that it is all about, "Location, Location, Location!!!"  What does this really mean?  It means that identical homes, depending on their individual locations, can greatly very in value simply because of where they are located.  Why, you might ask?  We tend to gravitate towards the 'better', the 'excellent, the 'best'! The truth is people like to be near better food, entertainment and sports options in town.  So, they take this into consideration in choosing the right location for them. In other words, having options is a good thing and being in the right location provides options!

Speaking of location, there is a drug epidemic in the United States today.  It's very sad.  The reality is that it's not really getting all that much better.  Take a look at these startling facts:
  • There is a drug arrest every 19 seconds in the U.S.
  • The U.S. government estimates that more than 118 million Americans above the age of 12 (47 percent of the population) admit to using illegal drugs.
  •  According to the federal government, 23.5 million Americans are in need of substance abuse treatment, but only one in 10 receive it.
Like all things in life, there are exceptions.  There are millions who are getting better or who at least want to get better.  That's where The Coleman Institute comes in.  We are passionate about helping people stuck in the mire of addiction to get clean AND stay clean.  That is, we emphasize both our medical detox for opiates, alcohol, benzos, Methadone, and Suboxone, but also encourage our patients to grow through an individualized aftercare plan.  

How are we doing this?  Location, location location!  All joking aside, but the reality is the United States is a very big piece of real estate.  At this time, we have 9 offices nationwide which are Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, Chicago, IL, Barboursville, West Virginia, and Richmond, Virginia, our home office site.   I am honored to work with an incredible network of passionate, highly educated, and compassionate doctors across the nation to turn the tide of substance abuse in America.  

But that is not all!  We are expanding. There are still new lands to explore, so to speak.  Places like New Jersey, Boston, Colorado, and Arizona are currently on the horizon. Our goal is to be about 4-6 hours drive from anywhere in the country.  In other words, we want to be in the right locations so more people have access to our services so they can get their lives back.  It is exciting to know that we can partner with people across the country to provide as much access to quality substance abuse detox care as possible.  

To that end, we are excited to announce that we will be filming and uploading an introductory video of each of our doctors at their respective offices for our 'Locations' page so that prospective patients can put a face to a name and see, that at The Coleman Institute, we are real people helping real people get clean and stay clean.  Fear keeps people bound up in addiction.  We're trying to shine the light of help hope and healing to all the dark corners where drugs exist in our country.   

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