Meditation as a Rehabilitation Strategy
In Addiction, Meditation Is Helpful When Coupled With Drug, Cognitive Therapies
December 19, 2013
Using a computational model of addiction, a literature review and an in silico experiment, theoretical computer scientist Yariv Levy and colleagues suggest in a new paper this week that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people overcome addiction. Overall, “This investigation provides formal arguments encouraging current rehabilitation therapies to include meditation-like practices along with pharmaceutical drugs and behavioral counseling,” the authors write.
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Keywords: meditation, addiction, cognitive, drug, therapy, rehabilitation, pharmaceutical, behavioral, counseling