Substance-Treatment Professionals' Perceived Barriers to Incorporating Mindfulness Into Treatment

Emily Rachel Edwards, Mia Gintoft Cohen, Peggilee Wupperman
  • Substance Use & Misuse, September 2016, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2016.1200622

Incorporating Mindfulness into Substance-Use Treatment

What is it about?

Despite rising popularity of mindfulness among researchers, it remains unclear what barriers inhibit practitioners from adopting mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of substance use. This study therefore surveyed substance-treatment professionals across disciplines regarding this issue. Results suggest that although many practitioners are open to using mindfulness, the need for further training is the greatest barrier across disciplines to adoption of mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of substance use.

Why is it important?

Results suggest that practitioners are generally familiar with and willing to implement mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of substance use. The present study provides detailed, qualitative information about barriers which inhibit this implementation in practice.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2016.1200622

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