J Subst Abuse Treat. 1993 Nov-Dec; 10(6): 569-76.
Acupuncture treatment for drug abuse: a technical review.
Pennsylvania VA Center for Studies of Addiction, Philadelphia.
Conflicting opinions exist regarding the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of substance abuse. On October 23, 1991, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) sponsored a technical review to discuss this issue. The purpose of the meeting was to review the current status of research regarding acupuncture treatment for drug abuse and to propose directions for future studies. This report represents a summary of the meeting which consisted of presentations by individuals currently involved in acupuncture treatment and discussions by a panel of experts in the field of substance abuse treatment research.