Mindfulness and Relaps Prevention

Mindfulness and Relaps Prevention

In addition to the overall benefits of mindfulness, mindfulness has been used successfully in relapse prevention.

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Mindfulness is proven effective for managing stressors and coping with other psychological issues that arise in the mind and emotions, which are reasons why some turn to using drugs and alcohol – that is, to relieve stress and cope with the issues.


This practice helps one remain present and conscious of what’s happening in the present moment, including when getting urges and cravings to drink or use another drug. Mindfulness is a practical skill dealing with the cravings; you learn to observe the cravings without automatically reacting to them and following through with the urge to use.

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