“MIND YOUR FACTS” ABOUT RECOVERY FROM SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER – Wendy Blanchard, M.S., CHHC, CPS

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“researchers have found that brains that have been harmed by addiction do have the potential to “unlearn” addictive behaviors, although the risk for addiction never magically disappears.
Researchers have studied several different ways that the brain has adjusted back to a “baseline” level during and after addiction treatment. A 2013 study published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors found that incorporating mindfulness and meditation into addiction treatment could lessen the risk of relapse. The study also indicates that brain pathways that can trigger relapse may be retrained by mindfulness practice.”

Wendy Blanchard, M.S., CHHC, CPS