Mindfulness intervention reduces pain, opioid misuse

A mindfulness-based intervention was associated with significant reductions in chronic pain and opioid misuse compared with supportive psychotherapy, according to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW, Distinguished Endowed Chair in research at the University of Utah’s College of Social Work, told Healio that he was surprised by “how powerful and long-lasting” the Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) intervention was in treating adults with chronic pain and opioid misuse.
Garland and colleagues randomly assigned 129 adults to participate

A mindfulness-based intervention was associated with significant reductions in chronic pain and opioid misuse compared with supportive psychotherapy, according to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW, Distinguished Endowed Chair in research at the University of Utah’s College of Social Work, told Healio that he was surprised by “how powerful and long-lasting” the Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) intervention was in treating adults with chronic pain and opioid misuse.
Garland and colleagues randomly assigned 129 adults to participate