addiction

Mental Health

Mindfulness Meditation May Help Reduce Addiction Relapse (study) 

Recent research suggests mindfulness meditation may be effective in preventing relapses of drug and alcohol abuse. Sarah Bowen, a researcher at the University of Washington, says of the people who seek help with an addiction each year, 40 to 60 percent relapse. A recent study divided people who had completed… Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • April 4, 2014

Mindfulness and Cravings 

In my new book The Willpower Instinct, I describe one of my favorite studies of self-control. I call it the “torture experiment.” It reveals how mindfulness can help us break free from even the most difficult habits. Sarah Bowen, a research scientist in the Addictive Behaviors Research Center… Read More 

  • Kelly McGonigal
  • December 30, 2011

Cycling After Armstrong 

With the airing of Lance Armstrong's long-term doping, we ask: what are the ways in which mindfulness can play a role in cycling? Read More 

  • Karolyn Hudson
  • March 14, 2011

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