9 Home Remedies for Drug Addiction

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Alcohol and drug addiction is a global issue affecting millions of people. Governments have been fighting the vice through agents, but they aren’t even halfway to winning the war on drugs. Addiction is better fought on a personal level, and if you are an addict or related to one, you know that treating the problem is a treacherous process that fails often. During the addict’s recovery, every option available should be taken seriously, especially the home remedies. These nine home remedies will help you through your addiction treatment.

1. Yoga

Yoga is a solution to many health problems, and strangely, it cures addiction. Practicing daily helps addicts connect their mind and body in a wonderful way. Yoga, as a form of meditation, can help treat the active mind of an addict and help them pull themselves together without using drugs.

With yoga, the addict’s body and mind are strengthened to help the addict understand their body well, and remain optimistic of what lies ahead of them.

2. Caffeine

Love your mug with coffee in it. They say caffeine is a drug. It’s true in some way, but it’s a good drug. It has the ability to discourage addictive habits. You can use caffeine as a substitute for alcohol, cocaine, and ecstasy.

A few takes of caffeine-rich beverages every day can help you overcome addiction with no severe withdrawal symptoms. Be careful not to get addicted to caffeine as well!

3. Exercise

Whenever you experience insomnia or fatigue due to withdrawal, it’s best to go jogging along the beach or step on the treadmill. Exercise has been known to decrease cravings, ease withdrawal symptoms, and promote abstinence.

Exercise also distracts you from discomfort and gives you no room to go back to drugs. However, don’t exercise too hard.

4. Motivation

Don’t blame yourself for your addiction. Instead, motivate yourself to recovery. If you live with an addict, motivate them as well, but you also have to know what they are addicted to.

For instance, if they are addicted to crack, some of the crack symptoms to look out for are the addict being out of sight for a short while and having dilated eyes. If you understand what they use, you will motivate them better.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been used to reduce cravings for cigarettes and other drugs. This is because of its chemical make-up comprising of vinegar, acetic acid, and malic acid.

Further research on ACV is ongoing, but the fact that it can stop cravings and boost the immune system is refreshing.

6. Skullcap

Addicts can reap amazing benefits using skullcap. They usually experience nausea and insomnia due to withdrawal symptoms which present themselves the moment you quit drugs.

Skullcap is a nervine agent which helps the body manage withdrawal symptoms and rebalance the circadian rhythms that control the sleep cycle.

7. Acupuncture

Research proved that acupuncture could help treat addiction. Another one recently showed that acupuncture is more effective when the measures were meant for withdrawal symptoms instead of abstinence.

So, how is it done? Acupuncture is one of the ancient Chinese practices which involves inserting needles through the skin. It stimulates detoxification and promotes relaxation.

8. Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a method used to help smokers quit the vice, and it has remarkable effects. The technique helps a person become receptive to suggestions.

Some addicts have stated that they suddenly have no desire to use drugs after waking from the hypnotic state. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for everyone.

9. Massage

Body massages can help prevent addiction. It relaxes the body and mind, improves blood circulation, and energizes your life.

Self-massage improves the moods especially for smokers and reduces withdrawal symptoms. If you can’t get a full body massage, you can try head massage.


Drug addiction should be fought with every tool available. The home remedies above are some of the tools to help you towards recovery. It affects you and the people around you. If you want to win a battle this year, it better be against drug addiction.

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