Improving personality/character traits in individuals with alcohol dependence: The influence of mindfulness-oriented meditation

Cristiano Crescentini, Alessio Matiz, Franco Fabbro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The study of personality is critical to enhance current knowledge of the psychological characteristics of alcohol dependence. Recent evidence shows that mindfulness-oriented meditation positively influences healthy individuals character. Here, it was assessed whether 8-week mindfulness-oriented meditation promotes similar changes in a group of alcohol-dependent individuals. A control group with alcohol dependence was also tested. Mindfulness-oriented meditation participants showed an increase in the character scores of the temperament and character inventory together with reduced risks of relapse. These longitudinal data highlight the importance of assessing personality in alcohol-dependent individuals and support the utility of therapeutic interventions for alcohol dependence aimed at enhancing individuals character.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Addictive Diseases
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2015

Keywords

  • Alcohol dependence
  • mindfulness-oriented meditation
  • personality
  • relapse
  • temperament and character inventory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Improving personality/character traits in individuals with alcohol dependence: The influence of mindfulness-oriented meditation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this