Ketamine treatment for opioid use disorder & MORE with Dr. Eric Garland



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison joined by Dr. Eric Garland. Dr. Garland is the Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Distinguished Professor, and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND), Associate Director of Integrative Medicine in Supportive Oncology and Survivorship at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Research Health Scientist in Whole Health at the Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Garland the most prolific author of mindfulness research in the world.  We had him on the podcast today to talk about the mindfulness-based therapy intervention he created called Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE). Learn more about Dr. Garland here:

(1:57) Dr. Garland introduces himself
(2:39) What is bio-behavioral clinical research
(5:11) The mechanisms of addiction and how Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) was designed to treat them
(9:44) Compassion for those who struggle with addiction
(13:58) The critical importance of savoring
(20:37) Technique for helping people savor healthy pleasure
(29:28) MORE's affect on neurotransmitters
(34:12) MORE increasing feelings of self-transcendence
(43:32) Nondual Awareness Dimensional Assessment
(45:51) The scientific rigor of the psychedelic renaissance and caution agains the hype
(55:00) How to get trained in MORE

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