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Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) to prevent opioid dependence in military personnel with chronic pain

Principal Investigator(s):

Eric L. Garland, PhD, LCSW, National Center for Veterans Studies

Funding Agency:

National Institute on Drug Abuse


Collaborating Institutions:

Evans Army Community Hospital
Fort Carson, Colorado
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio




In this treatment study, we are comparing the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) to supportive group counseling for the prevention of opioid and narcotic misuse and addiction among active duty Soldiers with chronic pain conditions. MORE is a group therapy shown to be effective for reducing chronic pain and opioid misuse in civilian patients. This study is currently underway.



Last Updated: 2/13/18