Acupuncture for crack-cocaine detoxification: experimental evaluation of efficacy.

@article{Lipton1994AcupunctureFC,
  title={Acupuncture for crack-cocaine detoxification: experimental evaluation of efficacy.},
  author={Douglas S. Lipton and V Brewington and Mark A. Smith},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={1994},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={205-15}
}
Anecdotal studies have reported acupuncture alleviating the severity of withdrawal symptoms associated with cocaine abuse. The efficacy of auricular (ear) acupuncture in reducing cocaine/crack craving and consumption was examined via a single-blind, placebo experiment. One hundred and fifty individuals seeking treatment for cocaine/crack abuse were randomly assigned to receive either experimental or placebo acupuncture treatments. Treatments were provided in an outpatient setting for a one… CONTINUE READING