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April 10, 2002

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Cocaine Addiction

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

JAMA. 2002;287(14):1800-1802. doi:10.1001/jama.287.14.1799

To the Editor: Dr Margolin and colleagues1 found that acupuncture was ineffective for the treatment of cocaine addiction. Having discussed the clinical protocol for the NADA detox procedures with numerous NADA-trained practitioners, I find 2 consistent procedural shortcomings that may lead to inconsistent findings in clinical efficacy, such as the results of the prior study published by this group.2

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