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Welcome to the website of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association! Whether you are looking to get NADA trained as an Acu Detox Specialist, or hoping to integrate acupuncture protocol into your addictions or behavioral health program, or researching the use of acupuncture in addictions and mental health treatment, you've come to the right place.
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NADA is an Alternative to Psych Meds in Western Mass: Welcome to the Freedom Center

Guidepoints, May 2011

by Will Hall and Lee Hurter

The Freedom Center (www.freedom-center.org), a peer-led organization in Northampton, Massachusetts, run by and for people labeled with severe 'mental disorders' and people who experience extreme states, has been providing NADA treatments through their free drop-in clinic since 2006.

NADA Visionary Alex Brumbaugh Passed Away 5/29/2013

Alex Brumbaugh, who has recently contributed 4 articles to Guidepoints, passed away on May 29, 2013. Click here to read his obituary. The July issue of Guidepoints will be a tribute issue to Alex and his landmark work in the fields of addiction and acupuncture.


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2013 Conference Review

The 24th Annual NADA Conference, Denver CO.


Conference location: Courtyard Marriott in Cherry Creek, Denver
1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222

We ran a video contest for this year's conference of 3-minute films that highlight the NADA protocol as a tool for fostering community resilience and healing. The winner was NADA member Martika Harris of Tucson, AZ. Watch the winning video here. Below are the other 3 films which were submitted and we screened at the conference banquet dinner. We will be hosting another video contest for next year with the theme of beads/seeds.

Winning Video:

Submission from Nylaia Spa in Brazil (this film is intentionally silent):

Submission from Christine Brown of Colorado:

Submission from Jessica Baker of California:



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