How can people who are dependent on prescription drugs reduce their cravings? That's the question Eric L. Garland, associate professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work, set to answer in his new study published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
He found that people are more likely to break their habit with prescription opioids if they focus on other aspects of life — through an intervention program called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE).
MORE is designed to train people to respond differently to pain, stress, and drug-related triggers by combining three therapeutic components: mindfulness training, reappraisal, and savoring.
The press release explains each component in more detail: