This infographic is from a report on obesity and it’s set off a debate its accuracy. But it gets at a point I’ve made before. And, the more I learn, the clearer it becomes that this general principle applies to medical problems, mental health problems and addiction.
To me, this doesn’t make a case for disengagement from the medical system. Rather it calls for finding some balance between care focused on delivering medications and devices and care that focuses on promoting and supporting health and wellness.
I think addiction recovery has a lot to offer, about maintaining healthy lifestyle changes in particular, but there’s still a lot to learn.
- How Much Does Health Care Contribute to Health? (washingtonmonthly.com)