The use of the Transcendental Meditation programme in the prevention of drug abuse and in the treatment of drug-addicted persons

Author: Clements G//Krenner L//Molk W
Maharishi University of Natural Law, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Conference/Journal: Bull Narc
Date published: 1988
Other: Volume ID: 40 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 51-6 , Special Notes: Review , Word Count: 85

The effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the prevention and reduction of drug abuse has been documented in many studies in the last 18 years. The programme is not a rehabilitation programme per se but is a means for self-development. Thus, the resulting decrease in psychological problems and drug abuse is an automatic or secondary consequence of the practice of the meditation technique. Since TM strengthens the individual and produces an overall and stable state of well-being, it naturally removes the need and craving for drugs.