Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 12 - 2020
Relapse Prevention Programme Effectiveness Based on Mindfulness, in Order to Decrease Alcoholic Patients Craving
Ester Casas Gavilán1 and Teresa Peña Lorente2*
1Nurse Mental Health Specialist, Center of Orientation and Treatment of Addictions COTA-Vitoria-Alava, Spain
2Mental Health Specialist Nurse, Basque Health Service, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Teresa Peña Lorente, Mental Health Specialist Nurse, Basque Health Service, Spain.
Received: March 05, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020


Introduction: The most consumed drug in Spain is alcohol. The excessive consumption of alcohol has important physic, psychological and social consequences and it is recognised as a mental disorder nowadays. The treatment for the disorder of alcohol abuse is complex, dynamic and multidisciplinary. One of the main psychological factors that appears to influence at the time of a relapse is craving, understood as compulsion or an intense desire to consume. There are diverse pharmaco- logical and psychological treatments in order to help the patience to avoid relapses. During the last years, interest on mindfulness for the treatment of mental disorders has grown exponentially. This is how the relapse prevention program- me based on Mindfulness has been developed.

Objective: Test the MBRPs effectiveness over an alcoholic detoxification patient group so that they learn to manage and reduce the craving, and thus, stay abstinent.

Methodology: Clinical trial with control group.

Population to Study: n = 162 patients that fulfil the criteria of inclusion.

Inclusion criteria: Patients diagnosed with an alcoholic consumption disorder by the criteria of the DSM V, commitment to assist to the sessions, commitment to practice at home and normal auditory capacity.

Keywords: Alcoholism; Craving; Mindfulness; Secondary Prevention; Alcohol Abstinence; Professional Category and Workplace


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Citation: Ester Casas Gavilán and Teresa Peña Lorente. “Relapse Prevention Programme Effectiveness Based on Mindfulness, in Order to Decrease Alcoholic Patients Craving”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.12 (2020): 38-48.

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