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Meacham, R (2013) The mindfulness experience in addiction therapy. NIHS Research Bulletin , 6 , (4) , 35 p..

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The evolving range of therapies which have incorporated the skill of mindfulness has transformed the therapeutic landscape. Addiction is one of the most formidable and devastating life experiences that many in Ireland face today. There exists a range of interventions such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) that are readily accessible within Ireland. At this current time there is not a systematic therapeutic intervention for those dealing with substance addiction/dependence which incorporates mindfulness in Ireland. However there are years of anecdotal experience by a growing cohort of individual addiction counsellors and addiction treatment centres in Ireland that the use of mindfulness leads to a positive therapeutic outcome for clients. This research is an exploration into the experience of people in Ireland who have been introduced to mindfulness training as part of their addiction recovery plan.

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