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Russell Brand Struggled with Addiction. Now, We Don't Have to.
by Dr. Scott F. Terry, David Shapiro
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3 September 2018
On 3 September 2018 Elephant Journal reported: Today we have a crisis in drug addiction care: less than one in five Americans with drug abuse problems receive any help. . . .There are many complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches that [will] help change the quality of life . . . . However, what is first needed, before standard treatments or CAM, is a tool that directly allows the addict to experience clearer thinking, discriminating and feeling.
One effective, evidence-based meditation for drug abuse reduction is Transcendental Meditation. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.
Over 10 peer-reviewed studies show that TM produces a very significant reduction in drug and alcohol abuse.
Comedian Russell Brand comments: ''Transcendental Meditation will give you access to peace. It will give you access to a (new) consciousness that is not entirely defined by your self and your conditions as you understand them. It will give you sanctuary and serenity. That is what it's done for me. An integral part of my life as a recovering drug addict is TM.''
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About the authors:
Dr. Scott F. Terry, Ed.D., M.A., IL.-L.M.F.T., IL.-L.C.P.C., IA.-L.M.F.T., IA.-L.M.H.C., Ch.T., and AAMFT approved supervisor. With 25 years of practice as a doctoral level clinician, supervisor, professor, clinical and executive director of five large mental health organization practices, including the Ardent Counseling Center, and a radio show.
David Shapiro, M.A., is an author of two articles published in Journal of Traumatic Stress (April, 2013; February, 2014) on Transcendental Meditation and PTSD; the founding President of PTSD Relief Now and its African PTSD Relief projects and Alliance for PTSD Recovery (both are 501C3 charities); author of a third article, in submission, on rapid reductions in PTSD in South African college students; and an author of numerous popular articles on PTSD published throughout the world. His previous articles in Elephant Journal include: ''Is Meditation the Answer to Trump's Goal to Reduce Veteran Suicides?'' and ''The Simple Technique that dramatically Reduced PTSD Symptoms in Refugees.''
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