Effects of Sahaja Yoga on drug abuse

A study conducted at the University of Vienna by Dr Hackl showed highly significant effects of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on drug consumption. The study used a retrospective questionnaire in 501 Meditators of Sahaja Yoga of which 268 people had used drugs before starting with the meditative practice.

The retrospective questonnaire showed that 97% of chronic drug consumers stopped taking drugs, most of them at the beginning of the Meditation practice, i.e. 42% after the first week of meditation, 32% after the first months (Hackl, 1995).

A reduction of drug consumption was observed both for heavy and light users:
a) Light Users
b) Heavy Users
 In 93% of cases, the duration of abstinence could be assessed, that lasted for several years.

The study thus shows a significant and lasting effect of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on drug consumption and drug abuse.

Hackl, W. The effect of Sahaja Yoga on drug consumption. Die Auswirkungen von Sahaja Yoga auf das Drogenkonsumverhalten. Doctoral thesis submitted to the University in Vienna, 1995