Mindful meditation for addiction disorders

Pooja Varma Singh

Abstract


year, and drastically lowering the quality of life for several million individuals' worldwide (Brandon et al., 2007).
Therefore, it is important to understand the various approaches to treating addiction, and what can be done to
prevent the numerous problems associated with this detrimental disorder. It appears that meditation may have
therapeutic value, but limited to those who are psychologically healthy, well integrated and may have mild neurosis
or psychosomatic disorders (Hussain and Bhushan, 2010). While addiction can be a way of running away from life by
trying to forget one's difficulties and challenges, mindfulness is the opposite (Rahula, 1996). It improves one's
ability to cope with life by teaching how to be present with whatever is going on without getting overwhelmed or
overly disturbed. It helps individuals inculcate a sense of detachment from these inner sensations that are at the root
of conscious experiences.

Keywords


mindful meditation, therapeutic value, addiction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp.v9i01.11774

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