City AM – Athlete addiction issues rocket 300 per cent

Rafael Nadal made headlines recently when, amidst his withdrawal from Wimbledon, it was discovered that he had been injecting himself with a powerful anaesthetic to manage foot pain. While this news shocked fans, experts argue that pushing one’s body to its breaking points has become all too common amongst elite athletes.

Paracelsus Recovery’s CEO, Jan Gerber and consultant Dr Anna Erat sat down with Matt Hardy for City AM to discuss the ever-increasing number of referrals they are seeing for elite athletes. Paracelsus Recovery alone has seen a 300% increase over the last ten years. Sadly, they expect these numbers to rise even more.

Why is there a mental health epidemic brewing in elite sports? Read the full article to find out --> City AM Article

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