International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2020, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part B
Yoga and drug abuse in athletes
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Parminder Kaur Laroiya
Drug abuse is becoming common among athletes. There may be various reasons for which athletes are taking drugs. For this research paper many articles regarding therapeutic effects of yoga on drug abuse were studied thoroughly and results obtained showed that yoga is significantly effective in reducing withdrawl symptoms e.g. deaddiction of alcohol -AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) and DUDIT (Drug Use Disorder Identification Test) showed significant improvement. Addiction of nicotine was also reduced to about 60% to 70%. Keeping in view the results of various studies it is concluded that yoga can be an effective therapy in treating drug abuse among athletes.
Pages: 85-87 | 45 Views 3 Downloads
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Dr. Parminder Kaur Laroiya. Yoga and drug abuse in athletes. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2020; 5(1): 85-87.