“For my master’s in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University thesis, I researched mindfulness and addiction treatment. The outcome I found has not to do with the type of mindfulness modality but the outcome of an individual in recovery having self compassion for themselves and others to be able to have sustained recovery. 

There is no one road to recovery and there is no one way to use mindfulness for addiction. The outcome for addiction treatment is sustained sobriety and the outcome for mindfulness is self compassion. Combine the two and you have an person in recovery with self compassion for themselves having the disease.”