Addiction isn’t just unique to those with severe substance dependencies; it’s a universal human experience – and Buddhist teachings contain plenty of wisdom on this very subject. In order to understand addiction, said Buddha, we must understand the human condition. This condition has to do...

The process of addiction recovery is a profound, uplifting, life-changing one – but one that can prove itself unsustainable without a strategy in place for what happens after rehab. It’s estimated that of the 11 percent of people in the US who seek treatment for...

Depression affects more than just your mental health; its causes, symptoms and solutions involve all parts of your being: your mind, body, soul and spirit. While mainstream medicine offers a one-dimensional answer to treating its symptoms, alternative depression treatment methods employ insightful approaches to addressing...

By now, most of us well know that meditation can promote positive brain change. But did you know that it also holds huge advantages for addiction recovery? Among its bountiful benefits, mindfulness holds the key to reversing substance dependency, trauma, anxiety and depression. Here, we...

4 Important Ways Mindfulness Helps Addiction Recovery Every client at The Sanctuary learns and practices mindfulness techniques as an integral part of their treatment program. Mindfulness meditation is proven addiction treatment strategy – here’s what makes it so powerful: It reduces stress. As humans, our stress...