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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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Are you struggling with addiction and seeking a holistic approach to recovery? At Buckeye Recovery, we understand the challenges you face and offer a comprehensive treatment program that incorporates mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques. In this article, we will explore how MBSR can be a powerful tool in addiction treatment and help you regain control of your life.

Understanding MBSR

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Incorporating elements of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness practices, MBSR is a therapeutic approach designed to cultivate present-moment awareness and reduce stress. Developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the late 1970s, MBSR has gained recognition for its effectiveness in various areas, including addiction treatment.

The Role of MBSR in Addiction Recovery

Breaking the Cycle of Stress and Addiction

MBSR teaches individuals to observe their thoughts and emotions without judgment, enabling them to develop healthier coping mechanisms for stress. By addressing the underlying causes of addiction, MBSR can break the cycle of stress-induced substance abuse.

Enhancing Emotional Regulation

Addiction often stems from attempts to numb or escape difficult emotions. MBSR equips individuals with skills to manage emotions effectively, reducing the need for substance use as a coping mechanism.

Cultivating Self-Awareness

MBSR helps individuals become more attuned to their thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. This heightened self-awareness allows for a deeper understanding of triggers and cravings, empowering individuals to make conscious choices and prevent relapse.

Promoting Resilience and Well-being

Through regular practice, MBSR cultivates resilience, improving mental and emotional well-being. This can significantly contribute to the overall success of addiction treatment and the maintenance of long-term recovery.

How MBSR is Integrated into Addiction Treatment Programs

At Buckeye Recovery, MBSR is an integral component of our addiction treatment programs. Our skilled therapists incorporate MBSR techniques into individual and group therapy sessions, providing clients with the tools to manage stress, reduce cravings, and develop healthier habits.

Benefits of MBSR in Addiction Treatment

1. Stress Reduction

MBSR has been proven to lower stress levels and promote relaxation. By reducing stress, individuals are less likely to turn to substances as a means of coping.

2. Improved Emotional Well-being

Through MBSR, individuals develop emotional resilience and gain a sense of calm and balance. This contributes to improved mental health and reduced vulnerability to relapse.

3. Enhanced Relapse Prevention

By fostering self-awareness and providing effective stress management techniques, MBSR strengthens an individual’s ability to recognize and respond to triggers, reducing the risk of relapse.

Get Started on your Journey to Recovery

If you are ready to embark on a transformative journey toward recovery, Buckeye Recovery is here to support you. Our comprehensive addiction treatment program, including mindfulness-based stress reduction, offers a holistic approach to healing and growth.

Take the first step today by contacting our admissions team. Let us guide you toward a life free from addiction and filled with peace and purpose.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has emerged as a powerful tool in addiction treatment, helping individuals overcome the challenges of substance abuse and regain control of their lives. By incorporating MBSR techniques into our comprehensive treatment programs, Buckeye Recovery offers a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of addiction. Through stress reduction, improved emotional well-being, and enhanced relapse prevention, individuals can embark on a transformative journey toward lasting recovery.


Yes, mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques can be beneficial for individuals struggling with various types of addiction, including substance abuse and behavioral addictions.
The benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction can vary for each individual. However, with regular practice, many individuals start experiencing positive changes within a few weeks.
While mindfulness-based stress reduction is an effective therapeutic approach, it is typically used as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program that includes other evidence-based interventions.
No prior experience is necessary. MBSR is designed to be accessible to individuals of all backgrounds and can be tailored to suit varying levels of familiarity with mindfulness practices.
To get started with MBSR and our comprehensive addiction treatment program, contact Buckeye Recovery. Our dedicated admissions team will guide you through the process and provide the support you need.

Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.