Why Mindfulness is the Key to Sobriety

 

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular approach to facing challenges in life and coping with everyday struggles like anxiety, cravings, depression, or other mental health disorders.

It’s much more than meditation, though meditation can be one aspect of mindfulness. At Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts, we know how helpful mindfulness based sobriety can be for many patients.

Whether you’re about to enter treatment or you’ve been in recovery for some time, the strong links between mindfulness and sobriety make it a powerful tool for lasting sobriety. At Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts, we offer several approaches to drug and alcohol treatment, including MBCT near Boston. MBCT is mindfulness based cognitive therapy that can help patients make the most of recovery.

The Link Between Mindfulness and Sobriety

Lasting sobriety requires many elements of healing, and patients can build the blocks of long-term recovery with help from meditation and mindfulness. Studies show that mindfulness helps bring several benefits1 including:

  • Increased Well-Being
  • Reduced Psychological Symptoms
  • Greater Emotional Control
  • Better Behavioral Controlv

These benefits of mindfulness are key in long-term sobriety as well. When a person has better control over their emotions and behaviors, they’re able to resist many relapse triggers and stick with sobriety. Mindfulness is most effective when offered alongside our drug treatment programs near Boston, where patients will develop all the tools they need for lasting recovery. Mindfulness helps improve mental health, which helps support lasting sobriety.

How to Build Mindfulness Based Sobriety

Mindfulness based sobriety is the belief that mindfulness is the key to sobriety, and we’re proud to offer programs that support this approach to recovery. MBCT programs help people learn how to rebuild their relationship with sadness, depression, or other negative emotional and cognitive states. With MBCT in Boston, patients can rebalance their neural networks to move away from immediate negative reactions and instead build positive responses to negative emotions. 2

We’ve found that our programs for MBCT near Boston are especially effective in relapse prevention by helping patients recognize triggers for relapse and develop positive action plans that prevent the relapse from happening.

Mindfulness is one component of Boston alcohol abuse treatment, but there are many additional paths our patients can take towards healing and sobriety.

Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about our MBCT programs and additional approaches to recovery.


Sources:

  1. NCBI - Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health: A Review of Empirical Studies
  2. Psychology Today - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
 

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Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.