EPISODE 439: Mindfulness a Solution for Addiction?

If we define addiction as continued behavior despite adverse consequences, we all have cause for concern. Perhaps you’re up so late watching Netflix that you make a mistake at work that costs you your job; maybe your pornography compulsion blocks real intimacy with your partner and derails your marriage; or maybe your online gambling leaves you with maxed out credit cards.

It all sounds ridiculous until you focus the lens on your own life, open up your definition of what addiction means, and immediately discover that you too have maladaptive behaviors that might warrant change. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet an addiction psychiatrist who helps people use mindfulness on a path toward balance.

Listen in to learn:

  • How to know if you’re addicted?
  • How to analyze the trigger + behavior + results
  • Why you should focus on immediate experience (instead of long term)
  • How to start by knowing thyself

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Jud Brewer is an Addiction Psychiatrist and the author of The Craving Mind and the creator of a number of mindfulness apps. He is director of research and innovation at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare.

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