Being established in the Self means being established unshakably in the wholeness of life. Health, therefore, means posses­ sion of the Self. He who possesses the Self is described as one who is healthy. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, quoted in Wallace, 1986, p. 156)


The introduction of the technologies of Maharishi Ayur-Veda into the rehabilitation plan for recovering alcoholics and addicts can have a dramatic impact on the nature and course of the patient’s recovery from addictive diseases. Maharishi Ayur-Veda has over twenty approaches to promoting health, including the Transcen­ dental Meditation technique. This paper is an exploration of how the technologies of Maharishi Ayur-Veda can profoundly increase

David F. O’Connell has a private practice in West Lawn, PA and is Consulting Psychologist for The Caron Foundation and Attending Psychologist at St. Jo­ seph’s Hospital, Reading, PA.