Meditation helps with drug abuse

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Sahaja Yoga Meditation - Scientific StudiesDrug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse results in around 40 million serious illnesses or injuries among people only in the United States.

Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.

Depending on the actual compound, drug misuse including alcohol may lead to:

  1. Health problems
  2. Social problems
  3. Morbidity
  4. Injuries
  5. Violence
  6. Deaths
  7. Suicides
  8. Physical dependence
  9. Psychological addiction

Benefits of meditation in drug abuse

A study conducted at the University of Vienna by Dr Hackl showed highly significant effects of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on drug consumption.

The study used a retrospective questionnaire in 501 Meditators of Sahaja Yoga of which 268 people had used drugs before starting with the meditative practice.

The retrospective questonnaire showed that 97% of chronic drug consumers stopped taking drugs, most of them at the beginning of the Meditation practice, i.e. 42% after the first week of meditation, 32% after the first months (Hackl, 1995).

The study thus shows a significant and lasting effect of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on drug consumption and drug abuse

http://www.meditationresearch.co.uk
Hackl, W.  The effect of Sahaja Yoga on drug consumption. Die Auswirkungen von Sahaja Yoga auf das Drogenkonsumverhalten. Doctoral thesis submitted to the University in Vienna, 1995.

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  • kush
    Jun 26, 2011
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    Any studies on role of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on Alcohol Abuse?

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    Turya boy
    February 6th, 2013

    Once you become the spirit, your second birth, you automaticly stop anything bad for you without trying!.. Mother says its like holding a snake in the dark, and some one says that you are holding a snake and you say no, it’s a rope, and you won’t let go until there is LIGHT, in the room, Then you will let go automaticly! If you are at one with the truth, how could you live with falsehood anymore!

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  • Kara Terna
    Aug 6, 2014
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    I think the best way is to stop the drug abuse.

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    Erwan
    August 8th, 2014

    Dear Kara,

    thank you for your comment, it is true the best way is simply to stop, but one can only stop when knowing the purpose beyond that. Just like any other addiction, if you do not know why you should stop, the logic behind it, then it does not make sense. That is why meditation comes in the picture, to help first getting back to the center without using any external thing, and understanding then, why one should stop any kind of addiction in an effortless and natural way.

    Warm wishes,
    Erwan

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    Liam Turner
    August 15th, 2014

    @Kara its easy to say that when you don’t know or experience the same problems that they have and most of those people out there who are being addicted to drugs are usually facing the most tragic or climax of there life. Simply the turning point but hey its not really the end unless you wanted to be part of the people who loss there life because of drugs.

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    Erwan
    August 18th, 2014

    Dear Liam,

    You are also right we can`t really voice our opinion before having experienced a particular situation. However its not entirely sure that people abusing drugs are for most of them under very peculiar condition of life.
    Then we in Sahaja Yoga have known people that have used drugs intensely before discovering Sahaja Yoga and by the simple fact of meditating and reshaping their life in a more natural process, have simply left drugs behind them.

    We strongly encourage people to just meditate on a daily basis and find out by themselves how easy it can be to slowly change the way we live :)

    Warm wishes,
    Erwan

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  • Palm Beach Drug Rehab
    Sep 11, 2014
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