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Five Needle Protocol

What is the Five Needle Protocol?

Acudetox involves the gentle placement of five small, sterilized, disposable stainless steel needles in specific sites on each ear of a client undergoing treatment.  The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 30 – 45 minutes.  Acudetox is not a stand-alone treatment.

Experience with continued use of the protocol in a variety of settings worldwide since the mid-1970’s confirms that the integration of acudetox into addictions and behavioral health treatment programs generally improves client retention, client and staff satisfaction, and program outcomes.