Mindfulness is the practice and state of being aware of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions on a continual basis. The sense of being present in the moment encourages those battling substance use to recognize thoughts and feelings change constantly and through learning to “sit” with the discomfort, they’ll see they don’t need to “act” as soon, the discomfort inevitably disappears. With new understanding of the brain’s plasticity research confirms mindfulness builds new neural pathways.