Int J Addict. 1980 Aug; 15(6): 921-6.
Acupuncture in methadone withdrawal.
Acupuncture was applied to 35 patients in a blind control manner in methadone withdrawal over a period of 6 months. It was found by analyzing their urine that 82.9% of these patients used illicit drugs during the research period. Results of the study seriously question the validity of the use of acupuncture in methadone withdrawal. The factors influencing the use of illicit drugs are discussed.