Clinical Drug Addiction Assessment: Homeopathy Helps
In my previous article, I wrote about the significance and effectiveness of certain homeopathic remedies in treating various drug addictions. Whether the issues stem from alcohol, marijuana, or other types of substance abuse, Homeopathy can single handedly tackle them all.
And yes, the clinical research out there does indeed prove it, contrary to what skeptics claim [usually without a logical or open0-minded basis].
In each of the following studies, you will notice how the homeopathic remedies given to drug addicts significantly decreased their addictions and eased withdrawals, in some cases even more so compared to conventional pharmaceuticals.
Here are several studies that I was able to locate:
Researchers: JPS Bakshi, Homeopath
Publication: Proceedings of the National Congress on Homoeopathy and Drug Abuse
Participants: 60 heroin addicts joined this double-blind study. Half of the addicts received an individualized homeopathic remedy and the other half received placebos for treatment.
Results: The results were significant. Heroin addicts treated with their own individualized homeopathic remedies had less intense and frequent withdrawals, and they had less days of complaints of their symptoms, compared to the placebo group.
Additionally, 35% of the placebo group dropped out of their “treatment” before the completion of the study, whereas the Homeopathically treated group only had a 5% drop-out, as 95% of Homeopathically treated patients were able to better treat their condition.
Source: Bakshi, JPS. (1990) Homoeopathy – A New Approach to Detoxification. Proceedings of the National Congress on Homoeopathy and Drug Abuse, p-20-28. New Delhi, India.
Researchers: Yoginder Rai, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy
Publication: Clinical evaluation of homoeopathic medicines in the management of withdrawal symptoms of drug dependents
Participants: During a 6 year span, 241 drug patients were individually given homeopathic remedies to treat drug addiction. The sample included an age range between 12-52 years old. Except for one male, the rest of the sample included females.
Remedies were administered 8-12 hours after patients abstained from taking their respective remedies
Results: 209 of the patients saw improvement in withdrawal symptoms, whereas 32 of the patients did not.
Source: CCRH. (1994) Clinical evaluation of homoeopathic medicines in the management of withdrawal symptoms of drug dependents. [online]
Researchers: Nirmal C. Sukul, Souvik Ghosh, Santi P. Sinhababu, and Anirban Sukul.
Publication: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Participants: In a controlled, double blind, randomized study, a group of alcoholic mice were forced to choose between 2 bottles-alcohol and tap water.
Additionally, the mice were divided into 4 groups. One group was given a control, another group was given 3.6 mg/day of strychnine, the third group was given a dose of Nux Vomica 30c/day, and the last group was given a dose of the Nux Vomica mother tincture/day.
The procedure of the study lasted for 15 days.
Results: The mice in the Nux Vomica groups saw a more significant decrease in alcohol intake, in comparison to their control and strychnine counterparts
Source: Nirmal C. Sukul, Souvik Ghosh, Santi P. Sinhababu, and Anirban Sukul. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. April 2001, 7(2): 187-193. doi:10.1089/107555301750164280.
Researcher: S. Garcia-Swain, M.D.
Year: 1993, published in 2003
Publication: Lanskey, Controlled Trial Applying Homeopathy to Chemical Dependency
Participants: In a randomized and controlled study, 703 drug patients were divided [randomly] into 3 groups. Each respective group provided one of three treatments: placebo, homeopathic remedy, or a conventional detox. Study lasted for 18 months.
Results: Patients given Homeopathic treatment had the lowest relapse rates at 32%, compared to placebo [68%] and the conventional detox groups [72%].
Source: Garcia-Swain S, (1993) A Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled Trial Applying Homeopathy to Chemical Dependency. Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, Albany, California.
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What’s posted here are several of the main studies performed that confirm Homeopathy’s effectiveness in treating drug addiction.
For more information, feel free to check out this slideshow by Loretta Butehorn, PhD CCH from the 2013 Annual Homeopathic Conference.
Now, we just looked at four studies with a sizable sample size, and solid validity. Not only did they confirm Homeopathy’s ability to combat drug addiction, but they also showed to work better than both placebos and even conventional treatments.
Now that you’ve seen some of the research [more is shown in the slideshow link above], I encourage you to check out some of the major remedies that are great for treating various types of drug addictions!