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Telehealth mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement vs usual care in individuals with opioid use disorder and pain

JAMA Psychiatry

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this randomized clinical trial of 154 individuals with chronic pain in methadone treatment for an opioid use disorder, relative to usual care, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) plus usual care demonstrated efficacy for decreasing drug use, pain, and depression and increasing methadone treatment retention and adherence. Participants receiving MORE attended eight weekly, 2-hour telehealth groups that provided training in mindfulness, reappraisal, and savoring in addition to usual care.

Authors: Nina Cooperman, Psy.D., of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey, is the corresponding author.

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Media advisory: This study is being released to coincide with presentation at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.

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