Addiction Disorders and Therapy

Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention for Carers of Addicts: A Missed Opportunity?

Published on: 2014-11-12

Abstract

In this review I make the case for yoga having a role as a therapeutic intervention for those affected by and /or caring for those with addiction problems. This is mostly informed by my experience of running yoga sessions for this cohort, and from the benefits that have been anecdotally reported to me. I will end by making a call for more addiction services to incorporate yoga sessions into their day care programmes, and opening it up to carers as well as patients.

Keywords

Yoga; Therapeutic Intervention; addiction problems