THE TEENAGE YEARS - DRUG ABUSE
Unfortunately drugs feature prominently in modern life and we cannot expect our children never to come into contact with them. Some will inevitably be sucked into the negative vortex created by 'heavy' drugs, and aromatherapists, like practitioners in all field of complementary medicine, have been asked for help by many a desperate parent. Withdrawal from heroin, cocaine or speed-type drugs is never easy and the essential oils cannot offer a magical panacea. Someone who has gone down this road can only expect a period of difficult emotional and physical transition back to normality.
However, the essential oils can help the process in two ways: as a general strengthener to both the emotional and physical system as the addict tries to withstand the pull of the drug; and in specific treatments of the many-side effects of withdrawal. These include insomnia, acute anxiety, night sweats, palpations, nausea, cramps, headaches, loss of appetite and trembling. The following essential oils are very useful in baths and massage oils and give addicts tremendous help as they struggle to overcome their problem:
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR USE IN DRUG WITHDRAWAL
Rose, Sandalwood, Fennel, Birch, Parsley, Nutmeg, Lavender, Chamomile Roman, Valerian, grapefruit, Marjoram, Bergamot, Basil, Eucalyptus Peppermint, Eucalyptus lemon, Orange.
Reference: The Fragrant Pharmacy : Valerie Ann Worwood
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