[Auricular acupuncture for narcotic dependency]
The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum)
Record ID 32011001705
Does auricular acupuncture according to the NADA protocol, on drug (pharmaceutics) or narcotic dependent patients, have a positive effect on continued participation in treatment programs, reduced drug consumption, relapse, withdrawal symptoms, and craving, as well as on psychological well-being, compared to sham acupuncture, or for opiate dependence, compared to methadone or buprenorphine treatment?
There is no scientific support for the efficacy of ear acupuncture, according to NADA, for treatment of narcotic dependency.
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- Substance-Related Disorders
The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre
The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre, Region Vastra Gotaland, HTA-centrum, Roda Straket 8, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45 GOTHENBORG, Sweden
The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum), Region Vastra Gotaland