By On June 15th, 2015

Meditation to Treat Substance Use Disorders


Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge

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.

Click here to read, “Meditation – an Effective Treatment Mode for Substance Use Disorders.”

One Response

  1. wicharaka says:

    I am a reader of Dr.jayathunga from his Motherland of Sri Lanka. His contribution in Medical Field is very appreciative and meaningful. I would like to state here that Dr.Jayathunga is a World Class writer in his subject.

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