Craving to quit: psychological models and neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness training as treatment for addictions.

@article{Brewer2013CravingTQ,
  title={Craving to quit: psychological models and neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness training as treatment for addictions.},
  author={Judson A. Brewer and Hani M. Elwafi and Jake Davis},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={366-79}
}
Humans suffer heavily from substance use disorders and other addictions. Despite much effort that has been put into understanding the mechanisms of the addictive process, treatment strategies have remained suboptimal over the past several decades. Mindfulness training, which is based on ancient Buddhist models of human suffering, has recently shown preliminary efficacy in treating addictions. These early models show remarkable similarity to current models of the addictive process, especially in… CONTINUE READING
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