MANAGEMENT OF DRUG ABUSE PATIENT THROUGH AYURVEDA
Awadh Kishor Mishra*, Anita SharmaABSTRACT
Drug Abuse is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others, and it is a form of substance –related disorder. Drug abuse can be abuse of any substance including cigarettes, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, Heroin, tobacco & others. It is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community & family in some way. It plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress & child abuse. It can lead to homelessness, crime & missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies & destroys families. In some cases criminal or anti – social behavior occurs when the person is under the influence of a drug & long term personality changes in individual may occur. Indiscriminate use of drugs may produce mental, physical & moral deterioration of the individual and in some cases may lead to sexual perversion or crimes, use of some drugs may also lead to criminal penalties. During the last few decades the problem of drug abuse has almost reached epidemic proportions. A patient afflicted with the drug abuse should be first take careful history & then proper clinical examination we manage it using principles of Ayurveda i.e. Nidana Parivarjan/Preventive measure, Padanshik kram for abuse drug, Detoxification, Siro Dhara, Sirolepa, Yoga, Meditation, Rehabilitation & using supplementary medication as mention in our classical text.Keywords: Drug abuse, Padanshik Kram, Detoxification, Rehabilitation.
Dr Awadh Kishor Mishra, Assistant Professor Dept. of Agad Tantra, Gangasheel Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Kamua Kala, Post-Kesarpur, Bisalpur Road, Bareilly. Contact no. 8955464128