March 2013

cocaine useSince 2002, cocaine use among American youth has seen a significant drop, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Among youth aged 12 to 17, there has been a decline from .6% to .4%.

While efforts to prevent cocaine use among youth and adults are meeting with some success, another way to improve results even more is to turn to current users in the hope of helping them towards the path of recovery. Let’s look at several simple but effective ways to help achieve a healthy and natural boost, so that those who resort to cocaine use have some attractive alternatives in their day to day lives.

Sports and physical exertion – While most people abhor the idea of going to the gym and sweating it out, physical activity is actually an excellent way to experience a natural high. This is because of endorphins, which are natural pain killers, and epinephrine, which brings a sense of euphoria to a person.

Something as simple as running can produce what is called the runner’s high, where the runner experiences a change of mood for the better. Instead of read more…