Treatment method Average
Rating a
% of specialists rated given
method as effective or
somewhat effective.
Psychotherapy 4.5 92.1
Detoxification 4.3 84.6
Post-detoxification
rehabilitation treatment
4.3 83.3
Religious treatment 4.2 91.9
Opioid antagonist treatment 4.2 87.2
Therapeutic societies 4.03 78.1
12 steps method 3.9 72.2
Placebo treatment 3.2 37.1
Coding treatment 2.5 14.3
Treatment method Average
Rating*
% of specialists rated
given method as effective
or somewhat effective.
“25-th frame” 2.4 19.2
Plasmopheresis 1.8 40.5
Substitution therapy 1.5 27.8
aNarcolgoists were asked to rate the method on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is “does more harm than good”, 2 is “not effective”, 3 is “a little effective”, 4 is “somewhat effective”,
and 5 is “effective”
Table 2: Relative effectiveness of treatment methods as rated by narcologists.