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Mindfulness for Relapse Prevention

Addiction relapse prevention approaches have traditionally focused on challenging the thoughts that contribute to and exacerbate addictive behaviors as well as helping those in recovery develop healthier coping strategies in challenging situations. These approaches, which are rooted in the cognitive behavioral tradition, have rarely...
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Addiction is Winning and We Can’t Afford It

You’ve noticed. We’ve all noticed. The public has noticed, presidential candidates have noticed, health insurance payers have noticed, nurses, law enforcement officers, spouses, employers, teachers, parents, middle school students…everyone has noticed. Addiction has gone mainstream. No longer a shushed subject or a topic to...
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Can Psychology Explain the Maria Sharapova Doping Controversy?

Mystery continues to surround the revelation that tennis champion Maria Sharapova has tested positive for a banned substance. One of the enigmas surrounds the drug implicated–meldonium–is reportedly widely used for the treatment of heart problems, so why would an elite athlete take it? Does...
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