SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Substance use disorder is the condition manifested due to the repeated use of drugs. It is also called drug addiction.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • DIAGNOSIS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • TREATMENTS FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • PROGNOSIS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • COMPLICATIONS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
  • YOGA FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Social withdrawal
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Irritability
  • Anorexia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Behavioural problems 
  • Weight loss or weight gain

CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Genetic factors
  • Physiological factors
  • Social factors
  • Psychological factors

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

The above-mentioned factors are responsible for the repeated use of drugs. The pathophysiology is based on the type of drug abused. Cannabis, barbiturates, opioids are some of the commonly abused drugs.

DIAGNOSIS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Proper History taking
  • Based on the symptoms

TREATMENTS FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Counselling
  • Stop using drugs
  • Treatment for withdrawal symptoms

PROGNOSIS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate therapies. 

COMPLICATIONS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER      

  • Suicidal tendency
  • Family problems
  • Adverse effect on memory and consciousness 
  • Other health problems 

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda substance use disorder is managed based on the symptoms.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Ati madya sevadi nidana – excess consumption of alcohol etc.

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Irritability

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Excess consumption of alcohol and other drug abuse leads to dosha vitiation. The vitiated doshas first affect buddhi and smrti which is located in the heart, and then travels to manas through the srota-which may be viewed as a functional circulatory or nervous system, leads to irritability in the manas (mind) and difficulty in concentration.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Chardi – vomiting
  • Moha – confusion
  • Kampa – shivering 
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Weakness

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Symptoms are manageable with proper Ayurvedic treatments

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Stop drug use

For addiction to alcohol

  • Drakshadi kashaya
  • Kharjuradi mantha
  • Ashtanga lavana

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Murdha taila – oil application on the head
  • Shirodhara
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body
  • Vamana – with madana phala yoga

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Internal administration for addiction to alcohol

HOME REMEDIES FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Drinking water to prevent dehydration
  • Engage in activities
  • Maintain proper communication with family and friends

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Consume a balanced diet
  • Avoid excess consumption of alcohol
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Advice regular exercise

YOGA FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Shavasana – relaxes the body and mind
  • Bhastrika pranayama

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