Demystifying Medicine Video



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.


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