Acupuncture protects mind neurons against damage in rats following heroin relapse Heroin abuse may damage many brain areas, including the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus of the midbrain, the ventral tegmental region, and nucleus accumbens. Persistent usage of heroin induced irreversible harm to the nervous system. To verify the relationship between acupuncture, neurotrophic factor expression and human brain cell structural changes, a research team from Anhui University of Chinese Medicine in China founded a rat model of heroin relapse using intramuscular injection of increasing amounts of heroin. Through the detoxification period, rat versions received acupuncture at Baihui and Dazhui .ACA selects Wexford Wellness Sources’ RTC system as recipient of Creativity in Corrections Award The American Correctional Association, the oldest and largest correctional association in the world, has selected Wexford Health Sources' Restoration to Competency program as the recipient of its prestigious 2014 Innovation in Corrections Award. The innovative program, which is conducted in conjunction with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office in the county's Camp Verde detention facility, can be formally recognized in February at the ACA's winter conference in Tampa, Florida.