Live from the Institute for Functional Medicine Annual International Conference 2019

Navigating stress, pain, and addiction with functional medicine

The current “gold standard” for treatment of opiate addiction, said David Haase, MD, is “medication-assisted treatment combined with psychosocial therapies and community-based recovery supports.” The functional medicine approach to the triple epidemics of pain, stress, and addiction focuses on the intersection of these diseases and understands that they are linked in not only occurrences and causes, but in solutions.

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