Research Seeks to Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment with a Unique Mind-Body Therapy


Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:08
Media Contacts: Staishy Bostick Siem,, 206-221-8429; Liz Hunter-Keller,, 206-221-5764

University of Washington School of Nursing Research Assistant Professor Cynthia Price, Ph.D., has received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to research a unique therapy designed to reduce the relapse rate in women treated for substance abuse.

“Substance abuse affects millions of women nationwide,” said Price, “and even when the resources are available to treat these women, a substantial number relapse. There is an urgent need to improve our methods for helping women find a successful and sustainable solution to their chemical dependency.

“This research builds on positive results we had with Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) as an adjunct to conventional substance use disorder treatment programs.”