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J Psychoactive Drugs. 2010 Jun;42(2):177-92. Garland EL, Gaylord SA, Boettiger CA, Howard MO. College of Social Work, Florida State University, University Center, Building C, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2570, USA. elgarlan@gmail.com Abstract Mindfulness training may disrupt the risk chain of stress-precipitated alcohol relapse. In 2008, 53 alcohol-dependent adults (mean age = 40.3) recruited from a therapeutic community […]

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from Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2010 Mar 23, by Himelstein S. There is research that serves as evidence in favor of meditation-based programs as rehabilitative for incarcerated populations. This article reviews empirical research regarding the effects of meditation-based programs in correctional populations. Three meditation-based interventions have been shown to represent the majority of […]

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Thursday, January 14, 2010, 7:30 – 9pm Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Addictions fill celebrity tabloids and fuel “reality” TV shows, but the true reality is that even those of us who know an addict, or have experienced addiction, have a hard time fully understanding the void that addiction attempts to fill, or know […]

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from Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2009;17(4):254-67 Dakwar E, Levin FR. Division of Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA. dakware@pi.cpmc.columbia.edu Over the past 30 years the practice of meditation has become increasingly popular in clinical settings. In addition to evidence-based medical uses, meditation may have psychiatric benefits. In this […]

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from Psychol Addict Behav. 2006 Sep;20(3):343-7 Bowen S, Witkiewitz K, Dillworth TM, Chawla N, Simpson TL, Ostafin BD, Larimer ME, Blume AW, Parks GA, Marlatt GA. Addictive Behaviors Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. swbowen@u.washington.edu Despite the availability of various substance abuse treatments, alcohol and drug misuse and related […]

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from Addict Behav. 2007 Oct;32(10):2324-8 Bowen S, Witkiewitz K, Dillworth TM, Marlatt GA. University of Washington, Department of Psychology, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. swbowen@u.washington.edu Previous studies have demonstrated that attempts to suppress thoughts about using substances may actually lead to increases in substance use. Vipassana, a mindfulness meditation practice, emphasizes acceptance, rather than […]

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from J Trauma Stress. 2007 Jun;20(3):239-49 Simpson TL, Kaysen D, Bowen S, MacPherson LM, Chawla N, Blume A, Marlatt GA, Larimer M. VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. tracey.simpson@va.gov The present study evaluated whether Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptom severity was associated […]

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Jean L. Kristeller and C. Brendan Hallett Dept. of Psychology Indiana State University Journal of Health Psychology. (1999). Vol 4 (3). 357-363. This study investigated the efficacy of a meditation-based intervention for Binge Eating Disorder (BED). The intervention employed standard and eating-specific mindfulness meditation exercises as the core part of a six-week group treatment. Eighteen […]

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from the Bariatric Times, Nov/Dec 2007: “Although bariatric surgical procedures are powerful tools in the treatment of obesity, patients and healthcare providers alike can feel frustrated by the difficulties of actually achieving postoperative weight loss objectives, particularly postoperative weight loss maintenance. One result of these surgical interventions is to bring the feeling of fullness into […]

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14 – 15 June 2007 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour The Dalai Lama and a faculty of expert speakers from Australia and overseas will explore the techniques for achieving peace and happiness at this conference. It is a two day conference featuring up to 50 leading minds from psychology, science, philosophy, […]

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