Alcohol addiction has a devastating effect on those suffering from the problem, and their family members. It’s costly for the society, reducing productivity and increasing health care expenses, rates of accidents, and crime.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) helps fight alcohol addiction. Meta-analysis of scientific studies on different treatments showed that the effect of Transcendental Meditation on reducing alcohol consumption is 1,5 to 8 times larger than that of other programs (including relaxation programs, programs to resist peer pressure, driving-under-the-influence interventions, other prevention programs combined).
Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural and effortless mental technique practiced twice a day for 20 minutes. It is easy to learn from a qualified teacher (it only takes 1-2 hours on 4 consequtive days) and enjoyable to practice independently hence forth.Read more about Transcendental Meditation
Why Transcendental Meditation helps quit drinking?
Drinking problem is often a response to negative feelings, thoughts and experiences. People get trapped in a cycle where problems cause drinking, drinking causes problems – and that again makes one turn to the bottle.
To escape this vicious cycle, a person must be given a tool to improve all aspects of his/her life – mind, body and social relationships.
Research shows Transcendental Meditation practice brings positive changes in the following areas:
- ability to cope with stress
- emotional well-being
- inner fulfilment
- personal relationships
- hormonal balance
- cognitive functioning
Research shows that Transcendental Meditation practice improves rates of abstinence and emotional well-being of recovering alcoholics.
Positive results come even from studies including chronic alcoholics with little social or financial support.