Drug addiction or substance abuse has been a social menace worldwide. Owing to various reasons the occurrence of drug addiction related problems cannot be done away completely by any country. But, as a responsible society every community, nations or administration cannot turn its face on this social evil.
There has been an interest among healthcare providers and researchers in exploring the benefits of yoga in prevention and treatment of medical conditions, predominantly promoting awareness of the therapeutic effects of yoga non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease and substance abuse. The practice of yoga has been found to alter the structure and function of the brain, thus eliciting neurological effects.
Yoga also influences physiological systems, specifically the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. In addition to the biological benefits of yoga, the incorporation of mindfulness-based techniques helps achieve a peaceful mindset and relaxation.