Prevention of addictive diseases should be complex and systematic and it should include training of social skills,
decision-making skills, family intervention, etc. Similarly, effective treatment is usually long-term, systematic
and complex. Physical exercise and yoga can be useful components of comprehensive prevention and treatment
programmes. On the other hand, competitive professional sport rather increases the number of risk factors for
substance-related problems. Practical experience with the use of yoga in substance dependent patients and pathological
gambles are mentioned. One of the advantages of yoga is the integration of physical exercise and relaxation.
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