Mindfulness-based treatment of addiction

Current state of the feld and envisioning the next wave of research

About the Course:

Contemporary advances in addiction neuroscience have paralleled increasing interest in the ancient mental training practice of mindfulness meditation as a potential therapy for addiction. In the past decade, mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been studied as a treatment for an array addictive behaviors, including drinking, smoking, opioid misuse, and use of illicit substances like cocaine and heroin. This article reviews current research evaluating MBIs as a treatment for addiction, with a focus on findings pertaining to clinical outcomes and biobehavioral mechanisms. Issues pertaining to MBI treatment optimization and sequencing, dissemination and implementation, dose–response relationships, automaticity, and research rigor and reproducibility are discussed. SMART is recommended for further research.

Publication Date:

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2018

Authors

Eric L. Garland

Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, University of Utah

Matthew O. Howard

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recommended For:

Clinicians treating substance abuse, researchers. This course is appropriate for intermediate to advance levels.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify mindfulness as a viable treatment for substance misuse.

  2. Extrapolate the most effective MBI’s for treatment.

  3. Apply the specific MBI’s to benefit clients in recovering from addiction.

Mindfulness-based treatment of addiction: current state of the field and envisioning the next wave of research

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Course Number: 102403
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
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Popularity: 58 members have taken this course