Revelation – with Dr. Evelyn Higgins
My guest today is Dr. Evelyn Higgins. Founder of Wired For Addiction®, Dr. Evelyn Higgins is a recognized international expert in the science of addiction recovery.
She is a Certified Addictionologist, Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts specializing in pain management, and Diplomate of the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders.
Dr. Higgins has had the honor of advising the U.S. Surgeon General, producing and hosting a Gracie Award winning nationally syndicated health and wellness radio program, and serving as a 1996 Olympic Team Doctor and Olympic torch bearer.
With 35 years in practice, Dr. Higgins has specialized in the clinical application of the neuroscience & epigenetics behind mental health complexities and currently finds herself at the nexus of epigenetics, neuroscience, and health.
Exploring the Camino de Santiago and the Science of Addiction Recovery with Dr. Evelyn Higgins
Connect with people from all over.
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, is a 500 mile pilgrimage across Spain that has been completed for centuries. It is a journey that has been taken by many people seeking spiritual enlightenment, physical challenge, and a connection with people from all over the world.
Dr. Higgins was inspired to undertake the Camino de Santiago after reading Paulo Coelho’s book, The Alchemist. She left her practice for 32 days and walked 800 kilometers across Spain. She was determined to find out what the Camino had to offer her.
On the Camino, Dr. Higgins was amazed by the connection she made with people from all over the world. She was approached by people from different countries and languages, who wanted to walk with her. Through conversations with these people, she was able to gain insight into different cultures and perspectives. She was also able to connect with herself and find more clarity in her life.
The Camino de Santiago offers a unique opportunity to connect with people from all over the world. It is a journey that can be taken alone or with a group. It is a journey of physical and spiritual challenge, as well as a journey of self-discovery. For Dr. Higgins, the Camino de Santiago was a life-changing experience that allowed her to connect with people from all over the world and gain a greater understanding of herself.
Find yourself on the Camino.
Dr. Higgins encountered many people on her journey, some of whom she would never see again. Despite this, she was able to form meaningful connections with them. She also encountered a priest who gave her an important message: “You know exactly who you are, but when you’re finished, you’ll be somebody completely different.” This message resonated with Dr. Higgins and motivated her to reflect on her journey and the people she had met.
Dr. Higgins also experienced physical and spiritual challenges during her journey. She had to push herself to the limits of her physical endurance, and she also had to confront her own doubts and fears. She found that the physical and spiritual challenges of the Camino de Santiago helped her to connect with herself in a deeper way. She was able to reflect on her life and her purpose, and she was able to gain a greater understanding of who she was and who she wanted to become.
Dr. Higgins’ journey on the Camino de Santiago was an incredible experience that changed her life in every way. She experienced physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth. She was able to connect with people from all over the world, and she was able to gain a greater understanding of herself. The Camino de Santiago is a journey of self-discovery, and it is a journey that anyone can take. It is a journey of physical and spiritual challenge, and it is a journey that can help you find yourself.
Addiction is a disease.
One thing that Dr. Higgins learned on her journey is that addiction is a disease. She was inspired by the stories of people she met on the Camino and the struggles they faced. She was able to gain a greater understanding of addiction and the struggles that people face when they are trying to recover. She was able to understand that addiction is not a moral flaw, but rather a disease that needs to be treated.
Dr. Higgins was also inspired by her own family’s struggles with addiction. She was able to understand that addiction affects not only the individual, but also their family and friends. Addiction has a ripple effect and can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for those affected.
At Wired for Addiction, Dr. Higgins is working to help people understand the science behind addiction. She is looking at neurotransmitters, hormones, and genetic snips to try to understand why people become addicted and how best to treat them. She is also trying to reduce the stigma around addiction and to show people that it is a disease that needs to be treated.
Addiction is a disease and it needs to be treated as such. It is not a moral flaw, but rather a medical condition that needs to be addressed. We need to reduce the stigma around addiction and to provide people with the resources they need to recover. We need to understand the science behind addiction and to provide people with the tools they need to make a full recovery. Dr. Higgins’ journey on the Camino de Santiago has inspired her to work to reduce the stigma around addiction and to provide people with the resources they need to make a full recovery.
Seek professional help for addiction.
It is important to understand that addiction is a biopsychosocial disease. This means that it is not just a psychological issue, but that there is also a biological and social component. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol may have underlying traumas or undiagnosed conditions that can affect their physiology. It is important to look at the biological and social components of addiction, as well as the psychological aspects.
At Wired for Addiction, Dr. Higgins and her team are working to provide people with the tools they need to make a full recovery. They offer a 15-minute consultation at no cost to point people in the right direction for their recovery. They work with individuals, treatment centers, therapists, coaches, physicians, and even the justice system.
It is important to seek professional help for addiction. Addiction is not a moral flaw, but rather a medical condition that needs to be addressed. We need to reduce the stigma around addiction and to provide people with the resources they need to make a full recovery. We need to understand the science behind addiction, and to provide people with the tools they need to make a full recovery. Seeking professional help is the first step in the recovery process and it is important to find the right help for you.
Multiple perspectives lead to success.
One of the most important aspects of seeking professional help is to understand the multiple perspectives that are involved. This is why it is important to find a professional who can understand and appreciate multiple perspectives. Evelyn, a doctor and addiction specialist, is a great example of someone who understands the multiple perspectives involved in addiction treatment. She understands the clinical perspective, but also the personal perspective. She understands that when it comes to treating addiction, it is important to be both a leader and a friend.
Evelyn also understands the importance of seeing the person as a whole, rather than just a set of symptoms. She understands that there are multiple facets to a person, and that it is important to take all of these into consideration when treating addiction. Evelyn also understands the importance of looking at the person holistically, taking into account their family and social situations as well as their clinical needs. This allows her to provide the best possible care for her patients.
The ability to see multiple perspectives is key to success in any field. It allows us to have a more holistic understanding of the situation, to better understand the needs of those we are helping, and to provide the best possible care. Evelyn’s example is a great reminder of the importance of understanding multiple perspectives in order to succeed. Taking the time to listen and understand the different facets of a person can make all the difference in providing the best possible care.
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