Auricular acupuncture for cocaine dependence

  • Protocol
  • Intervention


  • S Gates,

  • D Foxcroft,

  • LA Smith

Dr Simon Gates, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development, Oxford Brookes University, 44 London Road, Oxford, OX3 7PD, UK.


This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

(1) To determine whether auricular acupuncture is effective in treating cocaine dependence;
(2) To determine whether variations in treatment such as modification of the NADA protocol, or additional treatments used along with acupuncture, influence its effectiveness.