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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

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dc.contributor.author Sherlock, Carly
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-06T14:31:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-06T14:31:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-23
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/2134
dc.description.abstract <200 million individuals are currently using drugs illegally in the world, 22.6 million in the U.S.. The costs of drug use and the misfortune of the user's is immeasurable (Carroll, 2017). Relapse rates are high occurring in 50-70% of users (Chiesa, 2013). Researchers have concluded that the typical, clinical methods of treating SUDs may not be as effective and have tested methods of MBI’s for SUD. The qualities that mindfulness offer are believed and proven to decrease the sensations that trigger substance use and increase the sensations that allow people to experience more pleasant mental states. Mindfulness has the ability to correct dysregulated reward processing which can be a cue for SU, but also can decrease the potential pain that cues opioid use. The goal of MBRP is to reduce triggers and emotions that can lead to SU and/or relapse. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Drug abuse treatment en_US
dc.subject Mindfulness en_US
dc.subject Relapse prevention en_US
dc.title Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.institute.department School of Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US


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