Pilot study on Efficacy of Systemic Therapy, Holotropic Breathing and Mindfulness Meditation in the rehabilitation of underage substance users (SPA)

Project Details


The present research is of a quantitative quasi-experimental type, which aims at solving the following question What technique is more effective in the treatment of Psychoactive substance addiction when comparing the effects of systemic therapy separately, Holotropic therapy in combination with systemic therapy and Mindfulness Meditation in combination with systemic therapy? The main objective is to establish the degree of effectiveness of these three techniques according to their effects on the perceived levels of sense of Life, Anxiety and SPA consumption behaviour. The theoretical assumption is that the higher the levels of Sense of Life, the lower the levels of Anxiety and therefore the lower the consumption of Spa. Sense of life is the step towards full compliance with reality when the person understands the sense of his/her life, it is easier for the person to make an effort to do things since he/she values the meaning of his/her work and being, thus decreasing self-destructive behaviours such as the consumption of SPA. Psychoactive substances are those substances that, once introduced through various routes in the body, act directly on the central nervous system, causing changes in a person's behaviour, feelings and perceptions or moods. It is hoped that with this research to implement the three modalities of psychoteutic intervention, and to compare the results of the pre-test and the post-test in order to establish if there is a change in the perception of the sense of life, the levels of anxiety and the consumption of SPA.
Effective start/end date27/07/1618/09/18


  • Holotropic Breathing
  • Mindfulness
  • Consumption of psychoactive substances
  • Psychoactive substances


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