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

There are many ways group therapy can help individuals through difficult times.

Group therapy has helped me get through difficult times by providing me with a safe space to open up and share with other people. Group therapy has helped me get through difficult times by providing me with a safe space to open up and share with other people. I have found that being able to vent to people who are experiencing the same things as me has helped me feel less alone in my struggles.  Read more…

Mindful movement exercises and other mindfulness techniques provide the mindful workout that can help you get through your day.

There are many different mindfulness techniques and mindfulness exercises for focus, which are considered excellent ways to live in the moment rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness includes many different activities. It is about being genuinely aware of your own thoughts and feelings while also being open to the thoughts and feelings of others. It is an essential life skill. If you are new to mindfulness technique, start by Read more…

Considering the time and effort that it would take to get in touch with the infinite power within, many people assume it is impossible for them to experience.

There are, of course, countless philosophies of life and spiritual practices, but the key to having a happier life is to change the focus from what you can’t feel or control in order to include something that you can both feel and control. To connect with where your thoughts came from is an excellent way to create a whole-hearted connection in life as well as during meditation. You can develop a deeper connection with the Read more…

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Pink Heroin: Why are we so scared of a drug called pink?

What is pink heroin and why is it so deadly? I once overheard someone commenting on how great the cocaine was in Key West, Florida. He said, “it’s so pure, it’s pink!” Aside from the amusing alliteration and my mentally connecting his comment with sandy beaches and pink flamingo-themed items in gift shops, there does seem to be a street appeal to pink powder. The same goes for heroin. Some street users seek out a Read more…

the hurt healer

Healing The Hurt Healer: Learning To Heal With Empathy

The Empathetic Healer Needs Time To Heal In the world of addiction treatment, there are at least two types of healers. Some practice “tough love” and others who heal with compassion and empathy. Being the former type does not make a person wrong or a bad healer. They have decided to maintain distance and create barriers to protect themselves from being hurt during the healing process. The empathetic healer reaches out and feels the pain Read more…

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The Last Chair In The Last Room

Have you already tried everything without success? There is a saying in the rooms of recovery that you have arrived at the last house on the block. The saying means that you have tried everything and now you are at the place of last resort. When it comes to addiction and alcoholism, quitting can be hard. It can be the hardest thing you ever do in your life. Staying quit is not easy either. It Read more…