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NADA Protocol for the Pandemic – Returning to In-person Treatment

NADA Protocol

The NADA Protocol can be easily used in any location where a group of people can sit together. It is most commonly used for addictions, behavioral health, disasters & emotional trauma. It is a technique that is versatile, effective and economical.


A variety of  Healthcare Practitioners and Community Members have been trained as Auricular Detox Specialists (ADS)  including addiction workers, acupuncturists, community health workers, social workers, and family members.


We have a robust resource section full of research articles, videos, eligibility requirements for training, and more. Joining NADA will open up access to all past issues of our newsletter, Guidepoints, as well as other documents.

Join Us in the Spirit of NADA

The Spirit of NADA creates a zone of peace within
so patients can begin to experience their
own inner strengths.  ~ Michael Smith

Latest News

2021 Membership Drive a Success

2021 Membership Drive a Success

We’re excited and grateful to report the success of our 2021 Membership Drive. We’d like to extend a special thank you to everyone who joined or renewed their membership. Welcome and welcome back! Thank you for your support of our collective work to make the NADA...

What does your NADA membership mean to you?

What does your NADA membership mean to you?

As part of our 2021 Membership Drive, we're asking NADA members what their membership means to them. Here's some of what members are saying: Atum Baptiste, NADA Member, ADS, 3 years As a trained Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) through NADA I have found yet...

Statement of Solidarity & Support

Statement of Solidarity & Support

In light of the recently uncovered graves of hundreds of Native children at boarding schools, we send our love and support to our Native members in this acute time of mourning. As Nick Estes, Kul Wicasa from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, says, “there is so much...

NADA’s 2021 Membership Drive

NADA’s 2021 Membership Drive

NADA is hosting our annual membership drive July 7 to 21st. We could not have made it through this tumultuous year without the ongoing support of our membership. Join us Wednesday, July 14th, for a virtual celebration of the NADA Community. Register today or join us on Facebook Live. Anyone who joins or renews their membership July 7-21st will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to the NADA shop.

Nada India Turns 20

Nada India Turns 20

We have long admired the work of Nada India as a shining example of what NADA’s outreach is all about. Without question, Suneel and Pallavi Vatsyayan are the brilliant force and tireless energy making the great good of establishing the NADA protocol in India possible.NonCommunicable Diseases (NCDs) are the endemic challenge of modern bio-medicine and behavioral and mental healthcare.




Trauma and Addictions

Disaster Response

The Guidepoints digital newsletter is the only publication devoted to the sharing and dissemination of our NADA work on an international scale.

We publish news in the field relating to advocacy and research developments, share emerging clinical practices, and provide profiles of programs that have implemented NADA services in an innovative and accessible way.

See past issues.