Acupuncture is good at treating any kind of opiate addiction because of it”s ability to affect natural opiate production in the brain which is shut down by taking the synthetic versions which is the cause of many of the withdrawal symptoms. I have found it necessary to treat patients going through withdrawal 2 to 3 times a day during that phase of their treatment. After that, twice a week usually does fine. Usually 1 month of treatment is all that’s needed, but occasionly some followups may be needed.