Medical DirectorMark Leeds, D.O. | Podcast: The Rehab

Do 12-Step Programs Work To Treat Addiction?

How well do 12-step programs work to treat alcoholism and drug addiction? When we consider that most rehabs in the U.S. are based on the 12-step philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous, we should look at the effectiveness of 12-step programs. Do they work? How well do they work? Is going to a 12-step program better than not going? Typhoid fever killed Prince Albert. Prince Albert was husband to Queen Victoria of England. He died of typhoid Read more…

How can I find a good podcast about addiction and recovery?

I love listening to podcasts when I am in the car or exercising. How can I find a good one about addiction recovery? You will be pleased to learn that there are many great podcasts on the topic of addiction. One way to start looking is to search from within your podcast app. Simply open the podcast app on your phone or device and look for the search feature. If you use an iPhone, the Read more…

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Physical Symtoms of Being Unwell

Invisible illnesses do exist. The mental illnesses many Americans deal with can be a challenge to address, talk about openly, and even understand. It’s difficult to process what we don’t outwardly see. Mental illness symptoms often manifest internally, affecting moods and emotions. However, mental unwellness can easily exhibit physical symptoms as well. A willingness to talk about your mental health is important, but it’s just as important to speak up about the physical symptoms that Read more…

Recognizing Depression in Children

Recognizing Depression in Children

Depression was considered to be an adult diagnosis for decades. Until recently, the most common mental disorder in the United States was assumed to only affect adults. Today, we understand that depression can and does affect children as well. Studies indicate that around 2 percent of children over the age of 6 and around 5 percent of adolescents and teens suffer from depression at some point. That knowledge is important for parents to have because Read more…

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Mylan Suboxone Generic Strip Versus The Indivior Generic Suboxone Film

How do I pick the best Suboxone generic strip? Sometimes, having too many choices makes life more difficult. Fortunately, when it comes to Suboxone generics, this is not the case. While there have been generic Suboxone tablets for some time, we now have generic strips. And, patients are excited about how good and how affordable these new strips are! Particularly, the new Mylan Suboxone generic strip. Here is an article that discusses the release of Read more…

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Suboxone Addiction: Is this becoming a problem?

Fighting Fire With Fire The phrase, “fighting fire with fire”, has been around for a long time. However, the idea of firemen carrying flame throwers into a burning house is crazy. Hence, in the treatment community, treating opioid addiction with an opioid seems to be insane. They are concerned with the possibility of Suboxone addiction. Trading one addiction for another. Is Suboxone therapy really a matter of trading one addiction for another? Well, first of Read more…

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Tapering Methadone: What Is Your Goal?

Are you ready to cut back on your dose? After a long time on methadone maintenance, you may begin to tire of the daily treks to the clinic. While your life is back on track, you wonder if this is how it will always be. Is there a better way? You may be ready to start tapering methadone and taking the next step. Be sure to do it right. The proper way for tapering methadone Read more…

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Quotes About Recovery

Inspiration Can Guide You To Success In Recovery From Addiction What motivates you to do the right thing? While the powerful forces of addiction may tempt you, inspirational quotes can help you to stay on track. So, where can you find the best quotes about recovery? Social Media to the rescue We now live in a world where we can access all information in an instant. In fact, if you are looking for motivating sayings, Read more…

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Methadone Myths Can Kill. They Must Be Stopped.

The Gold Standard Of Care When it comes to treating opioid addiction, methadone maintenance is still the gold standard. In fact, it has a 75% success rate. This is higher than buprenorphine and naltrexone. Additionally, it is light-years ahead of abstinence treatment. Unfortunately, methadone myths are everywhere, preventing people from getting life-saving therapy. Here, I will discuss some common misconceptions. Myth #1: Methadone Maintenance is for life. While it is recommended now that medication assisted Read more…

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Methadone Blogs Are Making A Come Back

This is the decade of MAT For the past twenty years, we have gained a great deal of experience with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). While Methadone Maintenance goes back to the early 70s, buprenorphine treatment will soon be celebrating its 20th birthday. These mature and well studied medical therapies have the power to save lives and help people to live productive and fulfilling lives. You can learn more about first hand experience with the gold Read more…