Acupuncture for addiction

Can acupuncture be an important and effective component of treatment for addiction?

While the science may not be conclusive, auricular acupuncture as certified by NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) is a growing option for those in addiction treatment.

And a new randomized prospective study to determine if auricular acupuncture plus traditional treatment enhance outcomes: quality of life, depression, anxiety and abstinence from substance abuse seems to show that among certain demographics, it is indeed effective.

Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC and C.R. Zwolinski/Therapy Soup