Exercise may fight addiction

This is something that has been assumed for some time now. Many physicians and treatment counselors extol the virtues of exercise, and its endorphin-releasing effects, as part of an overall approach to fighting addiction. Whatever your thoughts on the subject, we may soon have a definitive answer.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is funding research into this area. Some of the assumptions being tested include: Does regular exercise help prevent substance abuse and/or relapse? Can vigorous exercise increase the success of other addiction treatments?

While I remain skeptical, I will reserve judgment until the data is presented. Look for updates on this one in the near future.

Post: http://treatmentcenters.com

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