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Mindfulness-based treatment of addiction: current state of the field and envisioning the next wave of research

Overview of attention for article published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, April 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 350)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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5 news outlets
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2 blogs
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11 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
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1 video uploader

Citations

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Title
Mindfulness-based treatment of addiction: current state of the field and envisioning the next wave of research
Published in
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13722-018-0115-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eric L. Garland, Matthew O. Howard

Abstract

Contemporary advances in addiction neuroscience have paralleled increasing interest in the ancient mental training practice of mindfulness meditation as a potential therapy for addiction. In the past decade, mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been studied as a treatment for an array addictive behaviors, including drinking, smoking, opioid misuse, and use of illicit substances like cocaine and heroin. This article reviews current research evaluating MBIs as a treatment for addiction, with a focus on findings pertaining to clinical outcomes and biobehavioral mechanisms. Studies indicate that MBIs reduce substance misuse and craving by modulating cognitive, affective, and psychophysiological processes integral to self-regulation and reward processing. This integrative review provides the basis for manifold recommendations regarding the next wave of research needed to firmly establish the efficacy of MBIs and elucidate the mechanistic pathways by which these therapies ameliorate addiction. Issues pertaining to MBI treatment optimization and sequencing, dissemination and implementation, dose-response relationships, and research rigor and reproducibility are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 267 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 44 16%
Student > Master 39 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 12%
Researcher 23 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 7%
Other 54 20%
Unknown 54 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 87 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 32 12%
Neuroscience 20 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 6%
Social Sciences 15 6%
Other 30 11%
Unknown 66 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 59. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2021.
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#481,582
of 18,951,205 outputs
Outputs from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
#6
of 350 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,810
of 291,261 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
#1
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