UCLA associate professor at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Dr. Suzette Glasner, is the lead author of a recent study focusing on the impact of mindfulness training on addiction relapse. This clinical study, published in the journal Mindfulness, provides evidence showing that mindfulness training can prevent relapse among adults struggling with addiction to stimulants. Chronic stimulant use often leads users into spiraling depression or anxiety, and this mindfulness training teaches addicts how to cope with uncomfortable withdrawal emotions. Between the mindfulness group and control group in the clinical study, participants receiving mindfulness training were significantly less likely to relapse at the end of treatment and a month after treatment.
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