While mindfulness meditation has been used in clinical settings as an adjunctive treatment for substance use disorders for some time, there has been limited empirical evidence to support this practice. Mindfulness-Related Treatments and Addiction Recovery bridges this gap by reporting the findings of studies in which mindfulness practice has been combined with other behavioural treatments and/or adapted to meet the needs of a variety of client populations in recovery. Therapies used as interventions in the described studies include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), and Mindfulness-Based Therapeutic Community (MBTC) treatment. The book offers a glimpse into the many ways in which mindfulness strategies have been applied to various facets of the recovery process including stress, craving, anxiety, and other relapse related factors. Preliminary evidence, while not conclusive, suggests that mindfulness-based therapies are effective, safe, satisfying to clients, and that an individual, at-home mindfulness practice can be potentially sustained over time, beyond the intervention duration.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Substance Abuse.
Table of Contents
Part 1. 1. Mindfulness-Based Therapies for Substance Use Disorders: Part 1, Marianne T. Marcus and Aleksandra Zgierska. 2. Mindfulness Meditation for Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review, Aleksandra Zgierska, David Rabago, Neharika Chawla, Kenneth Kushner, Robert Koehler, Alan Marlatt. 3. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Substance Use Disorders: A Pilot Efficacy Trial, Sarah Bowen, Neharika Chawla, Susan E. Collins, Katie Witkiewitz, Sharon Hsu, Joel Grow, Seema Clifasefi, Michelle Garner, Anne Douglass, Mary Larimer and Alan Marlatt. 4. Mindfulness Training and Stress Reactivity in Substance Abuse: Results from A Randomized, Controlled Stage 1 Pilot Study, Judson A. Brewer, Rajita Sinha, Justin A. Chen, Ravenna N. Michalsen, Theresa A. Babuscio, Charla Nich, Aleesha Grier, Keri L. Bergquist, Deidre L. Reis, Marc N. Potenza, Kathleen M. Carroll and Bruce J. Rounsaville. 5. Associations of Mindfulness with Nicotine Dependence, Withdrawal, and Agency, Jennifer Irvin Vidrine, Michael S. Businelle, Paul Cinciripini, Yisheng Li, Marianne T. Marcus, Andrew J. Waters, Lorraine R. Reitzel, David W. Wetter. 6. Associations Between Mindfulness and Implicit Cognition and Self-Reported Affect, Andrew J. Waters, Lorraine R. Reitzel, Paul Cinciripini, Yisheng Li, Marianne Marcus, Jennifer Irvin Vidrine, David W. Wetter. Part 2. 7. Mindfulness-Based Therapies for Substance Use Disorders: Part 2, Aleksandra Zgierska, Marianne T. Marcus. 8. Linguistic Analysis to Asses the Effect of a Mindfulness Intervention on Self-Change for Adults in Substance Use Recovery, Patricia Liehr, Marianne T. Marcus, Deidra Carroll, L. Kian Granmayeh, Stanley G. Cron, James W. Pennebaker. 9. The Contribution of Mindfulness Practice to a Multicomponent Behavioral Sleep Intervention Following Substance Abuse Treatment in Adolescents: A Treatment Development Study, Willoughby B. Britton, Richard R. Bootzin, Jennifer C. Cousins, brant P. Hasler, Tucker Peck, Shauna L. Shapiro. 10. Psychosocial Treatment for Methamphetamine use Disorders: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavior Theraphy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Matthew F. Smout, Mari Longo, Sonia Harrison, Rinaldo Minniti, Wendy Wickes, Jason M. White. 11. Development of an Acceptance-Based Coping Intervention for Alcohol Dependence Relapse Prevention, Cassandra Vieten, John A. Astin, Raymond Buscemi, Gantt P. Galloway. 12. Addiction Treatment Intervention: An Uncontrolled Prospective Pilot Study of Spiritual Self-Schema Therapy with Latina Women, Hortensia Amaro, Cielo Magno-Gatmaytan, Michael Melendez, Dharma E. Cortes, Sandra Arevalo, Arthur Margolin.
Marianne T. Marcus, EdD, RN, FAAN is the John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor of Addiction Nursing and Director of the Center of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing. Her research area is mindfulness in therapeutic community settings.
Aleksandra Zgierska, MD, PhD is an assistant professor at the Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Stemming from her active clinical practice in family medicine and addiction medicine, her research focuses on innovative therapies, especially mindfulness-based interventions, for addictive disorders.