Intervention May Reduce Cravings
the Clinical Pain Advisor take:
Educating patients about enjoying their lives can go a long way to helping patients who are dependent on prescription opioids to reduce their pain reduce their cravings, according to a study published online.
Eric L. Garland, associate professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work, and colleagues employed an intervention they have dubbed "Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE)" to help patients, over an eight-week period of instruction, reduce their cravings, while also educating them how to appreciate their lives.
According to the study "the MORE intervention concentrates on helping people to recover a sense of meaning and fulfillment in everyday life, embracing its pleasures and pain without turning to substance use as a coping mechanism. It integrates the latest research on addiction, cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindfulness."
Educate your patients on focusing on the positive.
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