mindfulness

University Addresses Substance Abuse Through Living and Learning Program

The University of Vermont is pioneering a program that integrates residential and curricular elements to address substance abuse, according to NBC News. The program’s participants are 120 freshmen who live in a substance-free dorm. They receive a Fitbit, gym passes and nutrition coaching. They take a neuroscience course, “Healthy Brains,…

Mindfulness-based depression therapy reduces health care visits

A mindfulness-based therapy for depression has the added benefit of reducing health-care visits among patients who often see their family doctors, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The research showed that frequent health service…