Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Mini Review Volume 4 Issue 3

Role of Unani Medicine in the Prevention and Management of Substance Abuse

Quddusi N1*, Nighat Anjum2, Usama Akram3 and Fazil M4

1Research Officer, Scientist-III, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, (CCRUM), New Delhi, India
2Research Officer, Scientist-III Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, (CCRUM),Headquarters New Delhi, India
3Research Officer, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, (CCRUM), New Delhi, India
4Assitant Director (Incharge), Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, (CCRUM), New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author: Quddusi N, Research Officer, Scientist-III, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, (CCRUM), New Delhi, India.

Received: February 03, 2020; Published: February 11, 2020

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Abstract

  Substances that can cure a disease are known as drugs. This is a very broad term. This word not only includes those substances that cure the diseases but also include drugs like cocaine, heroine, tobacco and other such medicines that when consumed, alter our mood or functioning. Substance abuse or drug abuse is the deliberate use of a substance in a manner that damages the health or ability to function and in the long run leads to addiction i.e use of substance in a chronic, compulsive or uncontrollable way [1].This addiction or dependence cannot be easily give up or stopped. The Unani System of Medicine has got an immense potential in the field of De- addiction and Rehabilitation. The System not only takes care of withdrawal management but also supports psycho social behavior/ailments [5]. Apart from drug therapy, there are basic principle of leading a normal life, Asbabi Sitta Zaruriyai. e six essential factors of life in Unani medicine. By following these factors, one can easily prevent the substance abuse [6].

Keywords: Unani; Substance Abuse

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Citation

Citation: Quddusi N., et al. “Role of Unani Medicine in the Prevention and Management of Substance Abuse". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.3 (2020): 01-03.



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