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Mindfulness training and substance use treatment

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August 09, 2018

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A NIDA-funded study showed that a mindful awareness training program is associated with improved outcomes for women seeking treatment for substance use disorders. The women in the study were taught skills related to identification and perception of internal signals, which are designed to promote self-care and regulation of emotions. The investigators are from University of Washington and University of Utah.

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