Mind Over Matter In Treating Substance Addiction
This video investigates the potential for mindfulness in treating substance addictions. It discusses what mindfulness is, how addiction works and presents research showing how mindfulness-based treatments have been effective in treating substance-based addictions (particularly cigarette addiction). It then provides information on how you can practice mindfulness on your own.
This video was made by McMaster Demystifying Medicine students Rajat Bhargava, Myfannwy Pope, Britney Baiden and Harleen Kaur Padwal.
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