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Meditation as a Rehabilitation Strategy

(12/23/2013)

In Addiction, Meditation Is Helpful When Coupled With Drug, Cognitive Therapies
Science Daily
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.

To read the full article, click here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219154547.htm


Keywords: meditation, addiction, cognitive, drug, therapy, rehabilitation, pharmaceutical, behavioral, counseling



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