Double-blind evaluation of homeopathy on cocaine craving: a randomized controlled pilot study

Conclusions A psychosocial rehabilitation setting improved recruitment but was not sufficient to decrease dropout frequency among Brazilian cocaine treatment seekers. Psychosocial rehabilitation plus homeopathic Q-potencies of opium and E. coca were more effective than psychosocial rehabilitation alone in reducing cocaine cravings. Due to high dropout rate and risk of bias, further research is required to confirm our findings, with specific focus on strategies to increase patient retention.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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