The Way of Recovery is Not Alone – Part II – Spirituality

Written by Geoff Kane, MD, MPH05 August 2015 “Spirituality”—like “love”—has many interpretations. Some identify spirituality as their personal sense of connection, meaning, and purpose. Others identify it is an elusive abstraction they have never experienced. Those who equate spirituality with religion and are not religious themselves may assume spirituality is not relevant to them. But…

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Mindfulness Meditation Could Replace Opioid-based Pain Relief, and Lower Addiction Rates

Opioid painkillers are a double-edged sword. On one hand, they reduce chronic pain, which plagues around 100 million Americans. Yet they can also lead to abuse of painkillers, which all too often develops into a heroin addiction.  Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center conducted a study that assessed the effectiveness of meditation as a…

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