[Auricular acupuncture for narcotic dependency]

The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum)
Record ID 32011001705
Authors' objectives:

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?

Authors' recommendations: There is no scientific support for the efficacy of ear acupuncture, according to NADA, for treatment of narcotic dependency.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
MeSH Terms
  • Narcotics
  • Substance-Related Disorders
Organisation Name: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre
Contact Address: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre, Region Vastra Gotaland, HTA-centrum, Roda Straket 8, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45 GOTHENBORG, Sweden
Contact Name: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Contact Email: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Copyright: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum), Region Vastra Gotaland
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