Mindfulness is a useful tool that can be utilized alongside several other therapeutic methods to provide relief and act as a treatment for several disorders, including substance use disorder, by increasing mind control. Not only that, but mindfulness can also boost the efficacy of other psychotherapies and counseling, increasing the likelihood of a successful recovery from addiction.1 Other benefits of utilizing mindfulness in both addiction and alcohol rehab, as well as daily meditational practices, include:
- Relieves stress
- Improves quality of sleep
- Helps prevent cardiovascular disease
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce chronic pain
Many of these issues, especially chronic pain and stress, can increase the likelihood for a substance use disorder to develop, especially when prescription medications are involved.2
As a result, utilizing practices to alleviate these issues can aid in recovery and help prevent relapse.