Bring Your Sponsor

Suboxone patients and patients prescribed similar medications, this article is for you.  A sponsor is someone who guides you through the twelve steps. Where can you find a sponsor? In a twelve step program! The two largest twelve step programs are Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). When patients ask me when they can taper off of their medication for opioid dependence, I ask them if they have a sponsor. Continue reading “Suboxone Patients Bring Your Sponsor”

Did you just hang up on me?

Hang up the phone on Dr. Leeds? Don’t worry, I’m not upset. I get it all the time. My name is Mark Leeds, D.O., Osteopathic Physician. The focus of my work is on treating opioid dependence and addiction. That is, addiction to heroin or pain pills. Continue reading “Hang up the phone on Dr. Leeds?”

You should quit heroin.  Here are five reasons why.

Five reasons why you should quit heroin.

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Overcoming Food Addiction

While not all overweight people are definitely addicted to food, it is an underlying cause of obesity for many.  I have written many articles here about addiction to drugs.  Drug addiction is a serious problem because it can kill at any moment.  It must be stopped immediately in order to save lives.  Food addiction, on the other hand, is more insidious.  It is easy to put off changing eating habits for “just one more day”. Continue reading “How To Overcome Food Addiction”