Welcome to the official 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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Mailing address: PO Box 1066 Laramie, WY 82073 USA - Phone: 888-765-NADA (6232) - Local Phone: 307-460-2771 - Fax: 573-777-9956

NADA Office: nadaoffice@acudetox.com - NADA Media: media@acudetox.com - NADA Membership: membership@acudetox.com


NADA - Spanish for "nothing"

NADA - a no-nonsense, non-verbal, no-drug pharmaceutical free, and barrier-free approach to behavioral health

NADA - Acu Detox, a five point ear acupuncture protocol for recovery

NADA - A not-for-profit training and advocacy organization


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2011 Conference Review

Click here to view PDFs of selected presentations from the 2011 Conference, attendance outcomes, and an introduction to our keynote speaker, Robert Whitaker.  Soon to come, audio recordings of some of the sessions and statements from the conference evaluations.

NADA Communities of Recovery and
Psychological First Aid


Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

May 20-21, 2011 | 4445 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri 64111
(816) 531-3000

NADA Conference 2011

2011 NADA Conference Selected PowerPoint Presentations


This year our planned panel presentations clearly demonstrated the ever expanding applicability and versatility of the NADA ear acupuncture protocol.  Below you can find a pdf version of some of the PowerPoint presentations from this years conference.


Plenary Session II - Military Needs Can Be Partially Fulfilled by Acupuncture


Plenary Session II - Philippines and NADA Treatment


Session IVC - NADA Advocacy


Session IVC - ADS Progress in Ohio





2011 NADA Conference Welcomed Robert Whitaker

At this year's conference in Kansas City on May 20-21, NADA met award-winning investigative journalist Robert Whitaker, who emerged in 2010 as a leading critic of the drug-based psychiatric health care paradigm.  His keynote address, History, Science, and the Need for Alternative Forms of Psychiatric Care, was Friday morning, May 20.

Robert Whitaker has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science, including the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association for Science Writers’ Award for best magazine article. In 1998, he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.  Click here to learn more about Whitaker.
At the NADA conference, Whitaker presented his research on iatrogenic mental illness, disability rates and the use of psychiatric medication. Other panelists included psychiatric clinicians who discussed the use of NADA methods to assist clients in tapering off of psychiatric medication in 2 breakout sessions on Friday, the Limits of Pharmaceuticals and the Far Greater Reach of Human Effort and NADA: An Alternative to Medication—Breaking Free From Medication Based Psychiatric Care.

2011 Conference CEUs 

Pre-conference training: 30 CEUs
Administrators and Directors Workshop: 5 CEUs
2-day Conference: 15 CEUs

Approved by: the MSAPCB (Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board), NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors), California Acupuncture board, NCCAOM (National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and NASW (National Association of Social Workers).