The Benefits of Mindfulness in Recovery

March 22, 2022
Hosted by Zachary Crouch

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Discussing the neuroscience behind addiction, how addiction affects the brain, and how mindfulness and meditation can counteract those effects, Michael interviews Dr. Gus Castellanos, a retired Neurologist and is currently a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator and meditation teacher, trained by the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Mindfulness. Gus graduated from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine in 1980 and practiced neurology and sleep medicine at Jupiter Medical Center for 25 years. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1998 and has been teaching and researching mindfulness-based programs since 2009. As a current adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, Gus designed a 6-week mindfulness program called Stress Reduction through Attention Training (SRAT) for students, faculty, and staff at the university in response to the 2020 pandemic. Dr. Castellanos describes mindfulness in his own words, shares his story after being in recovery from substance use disorder for 18 years and how it inspired his research behind mindfulness, and the benefits of these practices and how they can help curb addiction cravings. - If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, get in touch with a recovery specialist 24/7 at Landmark Recovery. Call 888-448-0302 and find a treatment center near you: https://landmarkrecovery.com/locations/find-a-landmark-near-you/

Landmark Recovery Podcast

Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Landmark Recovery Podcast is the premier podcast discussing addiction, recovery, and sobriety. We talk with experts to dispel myths about what addiction is and isn’t. We hear from recovering addicts who share their stories of rock bottom, rehab, and relapse. We also tackle difficult topics like trauma, the chaos of active addiction, and how it affects our families and communities. But our favorite topic? Hope. The podcast is a production of Landmark Recovery, a rapidly growing network of local drug and alcohol rehab centers providing high quality, and affordable, clinical treatment. With the mission to unlock human potential, Landmark is committed to helping individuals live beyond their addiction.

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Zachary Crouch

Zachary Crouch

Zachary Crouch is the National Business Development Manager and former administrator for Landmark Recovery, a Louisville based residential program for drug and alcohol treatment. His background in the treatment field as a counselor includes work with the adolescent, adult and family population. Additionally, he also operated the acute medical detoxification unit for Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. Zachary graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2009.

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