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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) in the Treatment of Addiction

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Gratefully, mindfulness is one of the most important and simple (though not easily accomplished) gifts we can give ourselves in order to heal from societal and other harms we have endured.

This concept in part led one of the world’s most important addiction researchers, especially in relapse prevention, Dr. G. Alan Marlatt[2] (University of Washington at Seattle), to study what might happen if we combined mindfulness with a program to help people avoid a return to problematic behaviors (relapse).

The results of the study culminated in the treatment, “Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors."[3] According to the guide, MBRP is "based in principles of self-compassion and acceptance of all experiences, including cravings

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