Table 2

Evolution of drinking characteristics, mindfulness, craving, anxiety and depression

Time Baseline 3 months 3 months 6 months 6 months
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Within group effect size Mean (SD) Within group effect size
HDDs4.4 (10.6)3 (6.2)*−0.44.1 (7.8)−0.2
Days of use10.3 (10.6)9.3 (10.2)−0.38.3 (10.7)*−0.4
Total use63.3 (89.8)40.61 (56.3)−0.444 (65)−0.4
AQoLS23.03 (17.2)20.3 (16.2)*−0.319.8 (16.4)−0.3
BDI15.1 (8.6)14.8 (9.2)−0.210.8 (8.4)*−0.7
BAI12.4 (7.8)10.7 (9.4)*−0.411 (10.4)*−0.3
FFMQ118 (18.5)124.8 (18.6)*0.3128.8 (18.9)*0.5
Observation27.5 (5.7)29.3 (5)*0.429.4 (6.2)*0.4
Description23.8 (6.6)26.6 (6)*0.427.4 (6)*0.5
Action with awareness25.6 (6.4)25.7 (6.2)0.426.5 (6.5)0.2
Non-reactivity18.2 (4.1)20.8 (4)*0.720.7 (4.5)*0.6
Non-judgement23.2 (5.6)22.6 (6.4)−0.124.9 (8.3)0.2
CEQ-F total30.2 (22.6)25.2 (21.7)−0.321.6 (22.7)*−0.6
CEQ-F intensity11.1 (9)8.8 (7.9)*−0.47.7 (8.3)*−0.6
CEQ-F imagery9.5 (8.8)7.7 (7.1)−0.36.7 (8.9)*−0.5
CEQ-F intrusion9.3 (7.9)8.7 (8.1)−0.16.9 (7)*−0.5
AAQ-II34.74 (10.5)37.5 (10.9)0.241.7 (11.7)*0.6
  • *Significant  p<0.05.

  • AAQ-II, Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II; AQoLS, Alcohol Quality of Life Scale; BAI, Beck Anxiety Inventory; BDI, Beck Depression Inventory; CEQ-F, Craving Experience Questionnaire (Frequency); FFMQ, Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire; HDDs, heavy drinking days.