Simply defined, mindfulness is the state of being present. Increasingly recognized as an effective way to improve mental and physical health, mindfulness is also an important component of addiction recovery and maintenance. Replacing a ‘bad” habit with a ‘’good” one does not happen overnight. Breaking habits requires establishing new patterns of behavior. Mindfulness acts as an invaluable tool in this process by creating awareness of thoughts and actions in the present moment and recognizing those thoughts and actions that may lead to relapse. At Sanctum, we teach you the practice of mindfulness as a critical tool in helping bring awareness to the full spectrum of choices available in any given situation.