This research used a meditation specifically designed to lessen the obsession to drink. Ten Alcoholics Anonymous subjects sober at least six months, five were led in one session of the meditation and five Alcoholics Anonymous subjects listened in one session to relaxing music. All ten had an open-ended interview to discover their perception of the session. Pulse rates were measured before and after the meditation or music was introduced.
The mediators’ pulse rates decreased more than the music listeners did. The open-ended interview process revealed all ten people thought the session had a positive effect on them and would use it again. 本研究採用專門設計的冥想，以減輕酒癮。十位匿名的酒癮者戒酒至少六個月，五位執行冥想和五位聽取輕鬆的音樂。所有的十位參與者有一個開放式的訪談，以發現他們心目中的感受。在冥想或音樂進行的前後測量脈搏跳動，以比較其改變。