Acupuncture Therapy Drug Rehab Facilities

Acupuncture Therapy Drug Rehab

Acupuncture can be an effective tool in drug rehab to help patients recover from immediate and long-term withdrawal symptoms. While not all drug rehab facilities offer acupuncture as part of their therapy services, some provide experienced and qualified practitioners or referrals to outside options.

Acupuncture in drug rehab should be part of an overall treatment program that also combines group therapy, individualized counseling, supplemental therapies, and ongoing aftercare and support. If you or someone you care about is battling lingering pain issues related to prolonged substance use, you may be able to find a rehab center that offers acupuncture and holistic services.

Benefits of Acupuncture in Drug Rehab

The reality of addiction is that it can take a tremendous toll on the body from which it may take years to recover, especially in the context of opioid abuse, where chronic pain is often a factor both before and after treatment. Techniques like acupuncture can be vital parts of self-care and pain management.

While it doesn’t take the place of other modalities in treatment, acupuncture can have a variety of health benefits, both in treatment and in long-term recovery, including, but not limited to:

  • Dental pain relief
  • Fibromyalgia management
  • Relief of Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
  • Lower back and neck pain relief
  • Frequent headaches

It’s also important to realize that there may be certain risks associated with acupuncture in drug rehab, especially for those with bleeding disorders, pregnant patients, and patients with pacemakers. Talk to your general practitioner or the doctor at your treatment facility to determine if acupuncture is right for you.

Choosing an Acupuncture Practitioner

Whether you’re undergoing acupuncture in drug rehab or any other context, it’s important to make sure the practitioner is licensed to perform the technique. You may also interview them to assess their experience and credentials. Rehabs that offer acupuncture will likely conduct an extensive vetting process prior to hiring them, but it doesn’t hurt to do your own due diligence for peace of mind.

Who Answers?


Liberty House Recovery


Palm Beach Recovery Center


Pocono Mountain Recovery Center

VA Caribbean Healthcare System

Mazzoni Center Behavioral Health Services

Sheridan VA Healthcare System (MHRRTP)

Cheyenne VA Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Hershel Woody Williams VAMC Outpatient Treatment Program

Tomah VA Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program

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