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Mindfulness has been shown to aid in addiction recovery and can help prevent relapse. The Family Medicine Center & Residency Program at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Bangor, Maine has provided mindfulness resources to their opioid-dependent patients; however, the center has no quantitative data on the current understanding and utilization of mindfulness techniques among this patient population. A survey tool was created and distributed to opioid-dependent patients in the clinic to identify barriers to practicing mindfulness. The collected data was submitted by one of the clinic providers in a grant proposal. Grant funding could go toward addressing these barriers.
Eastern Maine Medical Center - Family Medicine Center & Residency Program
mindfulness, opioid-dependent, buprenorphine, addiction, Bangor, Maine
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Medical Education | Primary Care | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Warren, Gwendolyn E. and Huang, Jia Xin Jessica, "Evaluating Access and Barriers to Mindfulness Among Opioid-Dependent Patients in Bangor, Maine" (2016). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 121.