Meditation to Treat Substance Use Disorders
Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge has contributed several articles to our blog, NeuroNotes, on traumaticbraininjury.net. Dr. Jayatunge’s most recent article, “Meditation – an Effective Treatment Mode for Substance Use Disorders,” is focused on the treatment of substance abuse, and this is a type of treatment we provide on our behavioral health unit at Brookhaven Hospital. Meditation practice can be of benefit to nearly everyone. Only in rare instances would it be possible to enhance an individual’s rumination or psychotic delusion.
Dr. Jayatunge examines the research that supports his claim that medication is an effective treatment modality for substance use disorders. Addiction is a complex disease, and meditation practice seems to positively counteract many of its destructive aspects on the brain and emotional well being of the person. We appreciate Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge for sharing his article and insights.