Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) Protocol
What is NADA?
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), a not-for-profit training and advocacy organization, encourages community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma. We work to improve access and effectiveness of care through promoting policies and practices which integrate NADA-style treatment with other Western behavioral health modalities.
The NADA protocol is also known as acupuncture detoxification.
NADA can help with the following:
Emergency medicine and disaster relief: NADA practitioners can treat victims,
first responders, police officers, firefighters, emergency technicians and
specialists, paramedics, nurses, doctors and more.
Treatment of addiction: Integrates with 12-step programs, aids
in detox, and encourages drug avoidance for both outpatient and inpatient
Mental health: Suitable for psychiatric hospitals,
outpatient facilities, and dual-diagnosis treatment.
Prison system & court diversion:
Works for offenders and helps in prison
Community health: Works in a diverse range of settings
including health fairs, schools, homeless shelters, refugee camps, clinics,
military bases, churches, HIV/AIDS clinics, rape crisis centers, sex offender
programs, employee assistance programs, senior centers, and more.
Self-help and peer-support groups: Works in group settings dealing with
mental health issues; illnesses and diseases such as breast cancer, sickle cell
anemia, etc.; and survivors of violence.