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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Date: Tuesday, 10 23, 2018; Speaker: Peter Monti, Ph.D., Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies and Di, Brown University; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center)
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Join the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (@NIAAAnews) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) as we discuss risk factors for alcohol problems among youth.What should people with a family history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) know?How can clinicians help prevent problems before they start?And what does the most recent research reveal about AUD risk factors and prevention?When: October 25, 1-2 p.m. ETHashtag: #AlcoholYouthChat
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