Episode 235: Exploring Addiction and Addiction Research with Dr. Hakimi and Andrew Drazan

In this episode, Duane speaks with Andrew Drazan and Dr. Edmund Hakimi to discuss the pressing topic of addiction and addiction research. 

Andrew Drazan is the founder and current chairman of Wellbridge Addiction Treatment and Research, which has been providing personalized care to individuals struggling with addiction for over a decade. Dr. Edmund Hakimi, the medical director of Wellbridge, brings his extensive expertise in addiction treatment to the conversation. 

Today, delve into the medical model of treating addiction, the importance of research in this field, and the individualized care approach taken by Wellbridge. We will also address topical issues such as the opioid epidemic and the growing prevalence of synthetic drugs. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The medical model of treating addiction
  • Bringing research into the addiction space
  • How to measure the outcome of addiction treatment
  • The importance of individualized care in the field of addiction
  • Addressing the opioid epidemic in the United States
  • Are synthetic drugs becoming even more addictive?
  • The importance of a weekly dose of medication

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