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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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What were the limitations associated with providing a clear participation distinction between the two types of relapse prevention? Why was participation in both allowed?

Thank you for your comment, Rohini!

Due to the restrictions of conducting research within a residential facility, it was impossible, and likely not ethical, for researchers to ensure complete separation between the two intervention groups. Therefore, participants receiving one intervention could potentially share that material with the other, and participants of either group could attend the mindfulness meditation exercises offered by the treatment center (independent from the MBRP intervention). Therefore, it is possible that these limitations resulted in reducing the difference between the two interventions, which limits the confidence with which researchers can claim that MBRP intervention was more effective than standard relapse prevention

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