Research shows that people engage in substance use for various reasons, including coping with negative emotions. In a recent study, the authors hypothesized that the three aspects of mindfulness 1) acting with awareness, 2) nonjudging of inner experience, and 3) nonreactivity to inner experience, among university students at the beginning of the first semester would prospectively relate to reduced alcohol and drug use throughout the first semester. They also expected low levels of emotional psychopathology to mediate these effects.

Article to be discussed:

Single A, Bilevicius E, Johnson EA, Keough MT: Specific Facets of Trait Mindfulness Reduce Risk for Alcohol and Drug Use Among First-Year Undergraduate Students. Mindfulness (2019).

The JC will be led by postdoc Pia Kvillemo.

The Journal Club is intended for PhD-students associated with CPF. Coffee and light snacks will be available. Registration for the JC is not necessary!

It will be possible to join in on video conference through ZOOM, contact Karolina Sörman ( for this purpose.

Instructions regarding ZOOM:

* You can get also connected through smartphone (download the app ZOOM). Click on "join a meeting", type in the meeting code that Karolina will provide you with and choose username. For a group to join in, you can use a web camera. For this purpose, download ZOOM on your laptop (for SLL-computers, the installation might take some time so prepare this well in time). To join the meeting, click on the link provided by Karolina.