The neurobiological findings support the hypothesis that meditation enhances awareness and cultivation of alternatives to mindless, compulsive behaviour. (Marlatt, 2002). Mindfulness meditation may alleviate craving by allowing heightened awareness and acceptance of the initial craving response, without judging, analyzing or reacting. It is said that mindfulness may actually serve as an alternative addiction, gratifying replacement behaviour. Mindfulness may reduce susceptibility to use and decrease the inclination to impulsive behaviour (Witkiewitz, Marlatt and Walker, 2005)
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