Can mind-body therapy help me recover from addiction?

Howard J. Shaffer, PhD
Addiction Medicine
Although there are not enough data to support recommending mind-body approaches (such as yoga and meditation), a handful of studies suggest these practices can make it easier to recover from addiction. Studies also suggest that people who are religious or spiritual or who find religion or spirituality after developing addiction have an easier time with recovery than those who are not religious or spiritual.

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