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how effective can laser therapy be for drug addiction?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Laser Therapy?: Cold laser has been used successfully , for pain symptoms and for treatment of alcohol and drug addiction as well smoking cessation and i did use it before for that purpose.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Laser therapy: I'm assuming you mean laser therapy as a form of acupuncture? It has been used with several kinds of addictions, but the research available doesn't document the results well. This doesn't mean it's ineffective, just that more studies are needed. Here are a couple that i could find: [nicotine] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21249644 ; [alcohol] http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15674998.
Answered on May 7, 2016

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