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This review investigates the core processes that make mindfulness-based treatments for substance use disorders effective. It specifically investigates the rigor of the methods used to investigate these processes, as well as how these studies contextualized processes within the sociocultural contexts of participants. The review identified various processes that make mindfulness treatments effective. Further, it highlights that most studies employed rigorous methods but very few accounted for sociocultural context.

Funding: DML is supported via the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism T32 Predoctoral Fellowship (5T32AA018108) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse POSITIVE Research Study (UG3/UH3DA051441). KW is supported by R01AA031159.



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