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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Holds Promise For Treating Addiction

The treatment protocol targets the very roots of addictive behavior.<p>A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments can effectively treat everything from depression to autoimmune disease to post-traumatic stress order.<p>But mindfulness can also help the nearly 24 million …

How to Use 12 Step Principles to Treat Trauma

<i>Many clinicians would agree that a mind-body-spirit approach to recovery provides a solid framework for conceptualizing the healing process. In this</i> …

Is It Possible To Erase Memories That Trigger Addictive Behaviors?

<i>By Jeanene Swanson</i><p>There are, undoubtedly, many memories that addicts would love to forget. For most recovering addicts and alcoholics, encountering the so-called “people, places, and things” that remind them of using bring on the strongest cravings. Research has shown that repeated exposure to …

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

Is Marijuana Addictive?

If there’s a question that can’t be answered with a straightforward yes or no, it’s this: is cannabis addictive?<p>Before joining Leafly, I wrote for a …

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