Welcome to my blog—an eyes-open, no holds barred exploration of Western and Eastern spirituality, mindfulness, philosophy and literature. A member of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, I lectured at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (now the Health Education and Training Institute) to mental health workers for 14 years and at the University of Technology, Sydney to law students for 16 years. My interests include metaphysics, mythology and addiction recovery.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
STUDY SUGGESTS MINDFULNESS HELPS PREVENT RELAPSE FOR STIMULANT DEPENDENT ADULTS
‘When stimulant users attempt to quit,
some of the most frequent complaints have to do with intolerable feelings of
depression, sadness and anxiety, conditions that often lead people to drop out
of treatment early,’ says Dr Suzette Glasner [pictured right], lead author of
the study and associate professor at UCLASemel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
‘Mindfulness practice not only helps
them to manage cravings and urges, but also enables them to better cope with
the psychological discomfort that can precipitate a relapse,’ says Dr Glasner.
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