Mark Leeds, D.O.,
Opioid and Opiate Addiction and Dependence Treatment in South Florida.
Dr. Mark Leeds – Suboxone Doctor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Believe In Yourself. You Can Be Successful.
I have found that when my patients know that I believe in their ability to succeed that they develop the self-confidence to overcome any obstacles. Where the loved-ones of a patient may have lost all hope, I often see incredible potential. I truly believe that a patient who is suffering on their first visit can completely turn their life around within a short time. However, to succeed, they must believe in themselves and the possibility that they can overcome addiction and live the life of their dreams.
How to believe in yourself after failure.
Failure is a part of life. We find success by failing and learning from failure. By refining our actions we get closer to our goal. There is nothing wrong with fear. We all have fear at times. In fact, we often fear our own success. This is why we sometimes sabotage ourselves. Negative thoughts will come and go. We do not have to act on them. We can choose to have a positive belief that our success is inevitable. Yes, it is OK to believe in yourself again.
You can overcome addiction.
After having the negative experience of relapse over and over, you may begin to believe that getting clean and staying clean is hopeless. It is never hopeless, as long as you are still living, you can overcome your addiction. If it is your goal to quit drugs and live a clean and successful life, you can definitely achieve your dream.
An interview with Adam Bisaga, M.D. Author of, "Overcoming Opioid Addiction"
To read a transcript of this interview with Dr. Bisaga on The Rehab Podcast, click here.
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Belief is self-fulfilling.
When you have self-belief and a positive attitude, you can overcome any obstacle. I have no doubt that you have the ability to overcome. When you realize this and accept it, you will no longer see your past failures as a reflection of who you are. They are simply learning opportunities.
Developing good habits.
It takes time to get past addiction. In fact, it can take a lot of time. This is why it is often recommended to take things in small steps. Don’t think about how to stay clean from drugs for a year, or even a month. Just put all of your hard work into getting through each day.
Set big goals for yourself.
If you do a lot of writing and self-reflection, you will realize that your addiction didn’t just happen. There were things in your life that lead you to drugs. These things can be different for different people. Maybe you were surrounded by negative people. Possibly, you are in a job or relationship that is not right for you. Or, maybe you had big dreams and goals earlier in life and you compromised and went in a different direction. Use the opportunity of getting clean to get back on track. Think about changes that must happen so that you can avoid going back to drugs. Move towards a successful future that is aligned with your dreams.
Inspirational quotes can help.
When you are working to achieve great things, great quotes can help you to stay motivated. Also, remember your past successes. Think about how you felt when you have had success in the past. You may even want to create your own motivational quotes so that you may read them to yourself. By building on each day’s success, you will become more self-confident. As you come to have a greater belief in your own abilities, you will move beyond your comfort zone. You will grow and your belief will grow as well. Eventually, you will develop the habit of growing your self-belief on a daily basis. Be sure to read great quotes each and every day.
Don’t let the talk in your mind discourage you.
You may have noticed a chattering voice in your head. When you are addicted, this voice can work against you. It may try to convince you that you can go back to drugs just one more time. It may tell you that you deserve to relax and get high. Or, it may say that you have suffered enough and deserve some relief from the pain. Do not let this mental voice cause you harm in the real world. When your inner voice promotes self-doubt, you must not obsess over it. It is just a chattering voice in your head. You do not have to let the negative self-talk bring you down. You can learn to do as other successful people do and develop the confidence in yourself to let negative thoughts and feelings just pass by without acting on them. By doing this, you are developing the habit of ongoing self-confidence and belief in your ability to reach your goals.
What about when quitting drugs is too hard?
Unfortunately, there is one form of addiction that is especially hard to get past. This is opioid addiction. The problem is that when you quit opioids, you get severely physically sick. While the sickness is usually not harmful, it is so unpleasant that few people can make it through without some help. And, the cravings are very intense. While these cravings are a part of the talk that you hear in your mind, they can be so powerful that any amount of confidence and positive belief may not get you past them. It is OK to ask for help. In fact, asking for help is one of the best ways to find great success in life.
Success with MAT.
MAT is medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. MAT is the gold standard of treatment. It works very well. The most effective and safest MAT med is Suboxone. While you may have a friend or relative who tells you that relying on a drug to get clean is a sign of weakness, nothing could be further from the truth. Suboxone treatment saves lives and it can give you a chance to develop the skills to stay clean. By putting aside the sickness and cravings, you have a chance to work on your life. Through therapy and time, you will be able to create a new life for yourself. When you are ready, you will be able to gradually reduce your medication and even stop taking it when you are ready. MAT is a positive force in the world for good that saves lives from opioid addiction. It can give you the confidence to move forward and make positive changes.
Relationships are important.
While you may have had a friend or family member who has sabotaged your recovery from addiction in the past, you must develop new friendships with people who support your recovery. You do not need people who push for you to have self-limiting beliefs and self-doubt. It is much better to be surrounded by people who will be there for you and support you, whether you succeed or fail in the short-term. You need people who understand you and support your long-term success.
Go forward towards your goal.
When you are going forward towards achieving your important goals in life, there is one tip that is of the utmost importance. Never give up on yourself. No matter what happens, you must get back up and get back on track. You will learn and you will develop self-confidence and mental strength as you learn and move towards greater success.
ABOUT Mark Leeds, D.O.,
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Dr. Leeds is host of a podcast named, The Rehab. The show can found here: TheRehab.com. This podcast is a part of the Mental Health News Radio Network. The topic is addiction and addiction treatment. Dr. Leeds interviews award-winning, best-selling authors, award-winning filmmakers, speakers, bloggers and more. If you have an iPhone, you can subscribe in the Podcast app (the purple icon). It is also possible to subscribe in most podcast apps. Thank you for listening!
Treatment for addiction that works for you
When it comes concierge treatment, you expect your doctor to individualize your treatment and therapy programs. While you may think of inpatient rehab facilities to provide concierge service, this is not always the case. Even very expensive luxury rehab institutions often provide cookie-cutter treatment plans.
Outpatient concierge therapy can provide the best possible results. In a private doctor office, as opposed to a traditional inpatient rehab, you get one-on-one attention from your doctor. Concierge means that your doctor takes the time to listen. Your concierge addiction doctor listens carefully, without judgement. A proper treatment program should be based on a foundation of compassion and empathy.
Coming out of detox
In a modern drug detox facility, the program helps you to safely and comfortably get off of drugs under observation. An inpatient detox provides around-the-clock care. However, after a week or two, when you leave the detox, where can you continue medication-assisted addiction treatment? Why would you want to continue? Because, ongoing maintenance is the proven method of preventing relapse and giving you time to heal.
Addiction is not an easy thing to overcome
When you leave opiate detox or medical detox, it is time to think about long-term care. Whether you are coming from a luxury rehab or a standard treatment program, planning for personalized concierge addiction treatment is an excellent idea. All it takes is a phone call to schedule a consultation appointment.
Getting past ongoing substance abuse
Especially if you have had an opiate problem, staying clean from opiate drugs long-term is not easy. And, relapse can be very dangerous. These days, we are finding that many patients test positive for fentanyl, even when they had no idea that fentanyl was in their drug. As you may be aware, fentanyl is a deadly highly potent opioid. Even a small amount of fentanyl can kill. A medication such as Suboxone can block cravings and withdrawal sickness. This keeps you safe from those intrusive thoughts that may lead you back to drug use.
Recovery and concierge addiction treatment
If your maintenance addiction treatment program after detox involves buprenorphine medication, such as Suboxone, ZubSolv or Subutex, do not be concerned about your recovery. If you follow medical directions and you do not take street drugs, consider yourself to be clean and in recovery.
Concierge versus the traditional treatment center
As you can see, it can be far easier and more pleasant to work with a kind, caring, compassionate and empathetic concierge doctor for your substance abuse addiction treatment program. Going to rehab can be the right decision in particularly complex cases. Yet, for many patients with an opiate addiction, concierge treatment is the ideal solution. You get to live and home and continue with your daily life. Therapy can be done in-office or even by telemedicine. Doctor visits can be scheduled at your convenience. And, your concierge doctor is always available when you need support.
We are here for you.
In Broward County, from Oakland Park to Pompano Beach. From Weston to Fort Lauderdale. And of course, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Miramar and Cooper City. And all of the surrounding communities, we welcome you to call and schedule an appointment. Concierge care does not mean expensive care. When it comes to overcoming opioid addiction, you deserve the best. Please, contact us today here.