Mindfulness and Addiction
February 05, 2013
Dr Larry Peltz
The UMMS Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and the Department of Psychiatry co-sponsor the Academic Interest Group on Mindfulness. They offered this presentation on January 28, 2013 at The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society located in Shrewsbury, MA to UMMS and the greater local and regional community.The slides and an audio file from Dr Peltz’s presentation are available here
Larry Peltz, MD, is an Addiction Psychiatrist who trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in 1993, and taught at UMMS in the mid-90's. He has been a pioneer in the application of mindfulness in addictions treatment and is the author of the book The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery: A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life, to be released in the spring. Dr. Peltz is the medical director of the partial hospital program at Bournewood-Caulfield Center in Woburn, MA. Many of his patients are introduced to mindfulness-based approaches as an adjunct to their psychotherapy and medication treatments.
You can learn more about Dr. Peltz and his book at: http://www.shambhala.com/authors/o-t/lawrence-peltz-md.html .
The Mindfulness Academic Interest Group is led by Carl Fulwiler, Director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research, and Saki Santorelli, Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. For more information or to be added to the mailing list please contact Dr. Fulwiler at firstname.lastname@example.org.