Adherence to a Mindfulness Intervention Assists in Preventing Alcoholism Relapse

Adherence to a Mindfulness Intervention Assists in Preventing Alcoholism Relapse   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Thoughts and feelings, including urges to use substances or activities, are always temporary. Through mindfulness and its related practices (including meditation) it is possible to learn how to face uncomfortable, painful thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations, and let […]

Mindfulness Therapies May Be Cost-Effective for the Treatment of Mental Illness

Mindfulness Therapies May Be Cost-Effective for the Treatment of Mental Illness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “[Mindfulness] is a cost-saving alternative to treatment as usual over the trial duration from both a healthcare and a societal perspective for patients with a diagnosis of depression, anxiety or stress and adjustment disorders.” – Sanjib […]

Slightly Improve Substance Use Disorder with Mindfulness

Slightly Improve Substance Use Disorder with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “though it may seem paradoxical, by increasing your ability to accept and tolerate the present moment, you become more able to make needed changes in your life. . . Also, practicing balanced emotional responses can reduce your stress level, and anxiety and stress are often triggers for substance abuse and […]

Kick Opioid Dependence with Mindfulness

Kick Opioid Dependence with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Ultimately, mindfulness drives at the root of compulsive behaviors by undermining the assumption that inner experience is intolerable and therefore requires immediate relief through substance use.” – Jennifer Talley   Substance abuse and addiction is a terrible problem. It isn’t just illicit […]