Mindfulness, a therapy that helps clients overcome psychological problems, is also being utilized to help prevent relapse in people overcoming addictions. Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) works, but there’s very little information to explain the success. In a recent study, 93 people who were being treated for substance misuse with an eight week program of MBRP were assessed at the beginning of treatment, at the end and at two and four month follow-ups. Between-session practice and the therapeutic bond were studied. The study found that practice was not as effective as the therapeutic bond, possibly because that bond is not affected by outside factors, whereas the mindfulness techniques could be.
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