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Unpacking Addiction

Welcome to the Wired BioHealth Podcast! In this episode, join us as we delve into the thought-provoking TEDx talk by

Dr. Evelyn Higgins on "Understanding the Biomarkers of Addiction." Dr. Higgins shares her journey and insights on addiction, mental health, and the power of genetic and neurological science in just six and a half minutes.


Discover how Dr. Higgins began her practice in physical medicine in a rural area over 35 years ago and noticed the shortcomings of the "try this, try that" approach to pain management. She then moved to an urban area, hoping for a more scientific approach but found the same issues persisting. This episode explores the critical distinction between dependency and addiction and how long-term use of certain medications can lead to addiction.


Dr. Higgins also discusses the importance of measuring pathways affected by medications, like neurotransmitters, and how individual responses vary. Learn how Wired BioHealth uses advanced technology to analyze genetics and optimize mental wellness, prevent substance use disorders, and inform addiction treatment.


As Dr. Higgins and Jacqueline Hall emphasize, the prevalence of mental health conditions is staggering, with one in four people diagnosed. Post-COVID, the numbers have surged even further. The TEDx talk and this podcast episode underscore the interconnectedness of addiction and mental health, emphasizing the need for early intervention and a personalized approach to treatment.


If any part of this episode resonates with you, schedule a complimentary virtual consultation via wiredbiohealth.com or wiredforaddiction.com. You can also call our office at 1-888-841-7099 to speak with our health consultants who understand your unique story and can help you live your best life.


Don't forget to watch Dr. Evelyn Higgins' TEDx talk, "Understanding the Biomarkers of Addiction," to gain a deeper understanding of the vital relationship between mental health, addiction, and the power of science in shaping our path to recovery.

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