Friday, December 7, 2007


Drugs!! A world wide dilemma, imagine of a person you love who have been in this, imagine thousand of young people both male and female who are suffering, imagine how many of them are dying in young age.

Let’s WAKE UP … be part of the Wake Up movement ...

We need to find a solution for this, yeah I guess prevention is something we should do but we cannot leave behind the addicts and say they are not a part of this society. Detoxification is a hard job but it’s proven that a program does work.

People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol for diverse and complex reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a significant cost. This substance abuse results in direct damage to health and physical trauma.

This poor habit of substance abuse begins in childhood or it can be called the teens. The main reasons identified by professionals are:

1 - Chaotic home environment
2 - Ineffective parenting
3 - Lack of nurturing and parental attachment

Factors related to a child’s socialization outside the family may also increase risk of drug abuse.

1 - Inappropriately aggressive or shy behavior in the classroom
2 - Poor social coping skills
3 - Poor school performance
4 - Association with a deviant peer group
5 - Perception of approval of drug use behavior

Can exercise help the detoxification process?

The detoxification program developed by Hubbard is aimed at mobilizing and eliminating foreign compounds, especially those stored in the fat. Components include:

1 - Exercise, preferably running, to stimulate circulation and enhance the turnover of fats.

2 - Prescribed periods in a low temperature sauna to promote sweating.

3 - An exact regimen of vitamin and mineral intake. Niacin in gradually increasing doses is used to transiently increase fat mobilization. Vitamin and mineral supplements are included to replace vitamins, minerals and electrolytes lost during increased sweating and to correct any nutritional deficiencies.

4 - Sufficient liquids to offset the loss of body fluids through sweating.

5 - A regular diet including plenty of fresh vegetables.

6 - A properly ordered personal schedule which provides the person with the normally required amount of sleep.

Clients are on this program up to 5 hours per day, every day, until program completion. Daily aerobic exercise is followed by frequent periods in a low-heat (60-80 °C) sauna. The program is pursued individually until a stable clinical improvement is achieved, generally from 4 to 28 days.

I stand to help the addicts as I believe it’s a social responsibility for me as a Personal Trainer.


modu said...

good information on exercise based rehabilitation. said...

bro ...
i like how you link everyday problems with exercise ...
coming from you ... exercise is beginning to sound like an alternate medicine ... hehe ...
good work bro ... good that you are standing up to a social responsibility ...
best of luck ...

Anonymous said...

agree ... but i have a question? is any of this kind used in Maldives.

This addiction is a big problem in Maldives so if this is part of rehabilitation progress, why not advise the relevant authorities?

Good luck


Modu: Thanks

Subcorpus: Yeah bro exercise is an alternate medicine ...

Anonymous: I have not seen a rehab process in the rehab center of Maldives.

palani said...

Hi Friends
Suffering from an addiction. This website has a lot of great resources and treatment centers.