The Role of Acupuncture in the Opioid Crisis

Though changes are underway, there continues to be a push for understanding or offering alternative therapies in both the medical environment and treatment centers, both to stop perpetuating the abuse cycle of opioids and to provide remedy when recovering. Among the many alternative therapies that exist – meditation, yoga, art therapy – is acupuncture, which many believe could be a promising conduit to both preventative and treatment mechanisms concerning opioid use and abuse.