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Functional Medicine Guide to Help you Fight Addiction

Understanding the role of Functional Medicine in addiction treatment is critical for maintaining a long lasting recovery from substance abuse. Here is a simple guide with certain principles taken from the ideas of Functional Medicine which will help you on your journey of recovery.

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Why We Need A New, Creative Approach To Addiction Services

As a society we no longer think of addiction as a question of failed willpower. We are aware that it is a serious mental disorder. Does it not then follow that, as a serious mental disorder, it deserves investment in research and services in order for a new, creative approach to be considered.

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Focus on PTSD

One of Addcounsel’s clinicians, Dr Mohammed Alsaidi, who is a consultant psychiatrist and clinical lead for addiction services in three London boroughs, believes that PTSD can be a useful diagnosis for some patients, but recommends caution.

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Focus on Executive Burnout

‘We are seeing more cases of burnout, but we’re not always identifying it,’ says Dr Richard Sherry of Addcounsel. ‘There is a presenting problem, too. We’re not always identifying it correctly as either an acute or chronic condition.’

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