Is acupuncture effective for treatment of alcohol, opiate, and cocaine abuse?
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Acupuncture may be a helpful adjunctive therapy (with an opioid agonist) in reducing narcotic withdrawal symptoms. Acupuncture probably does not improve opiate, cocaine, or alcohol abstinence (SOR: C, systematic reviews of low-quality RCTs).
Evidence Based Practice 15(10): 11-12.