Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction. Investigation of a needle puncture control.

@article{Avants1995AcupunctureFT,
  title={Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction. Investigation of a needle puncture control.},
  author={S Kelly Avants and Arthur Margolin and Phei-Lang Chang and Thomas R. Kosten and Stephen Birch},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={1995},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={195-205}
}
We conducted a 6-week, single-blind study of acupuncture for cocaine dependence in methadone-maintained patients (N = 40) for the purpose of identifying an appropriate needle puncture control for use in future large-scale clinical trials. Patients were randomly assigned to receive daily acupuncture in three auricular sites plus one body site (LI-4), or in control sites within 2-3 mm of the four active sites. Overall, there was a positive response to treatment on a variety of drug-related and… CONTINUE READING

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