Buddhism in North American Addiction Treatment


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Buddhism in North American Addiction Treatment
This paper describes modes of addiction treatment in North America employing Buddhist concepts, practices, or formal involvement in Buddhism. A great many addicts, psychotherapists and medical professionals have favoured Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness practice. (1995) This paper devotes more attention to other addiction treatment approaches that also involve Buddhism. Of particular helpfulness and interest is Buddhist philosophy in its fundamental awareness of human suffering as a natural rather than abnormal condition. A different idea of life and the person, and Buddhist responses, can provide an even ideal framework for addicts in recovery.
For two decades, many North...
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