ear acupuncture for addictions, stress and trauma

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.

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

Latest News

Statement of Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

Statement of Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

June 3, 2020 We stand in solidarity with everyone expressing their outrage at the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police and demanding accountability. Nate Hurse, NADA’s vice president who lives in the Twin Cities, observed this week that we have crossed a...

NADA featured during HeartH Star Streaming Festival

NADA featured during HeartH Star Streaming Festival

Thanks to NADA member and ADS Stella Lora Heiniemi (Tuscon, AZ), NADA was featured during the HeartH Start Streaming Festival. The Festival, which took place May 21-23rd 2020 featured testimonials, short films and other great information about NADA sprinkled in...

May Membership Café with Ralph & Nancy (Recording)

May Membership Café with Ralph & Nancy (Recording)

In May 2020 the global NADA community gathered virtually for a special open NADA Membership Café with Ralph Raben (Director, NADA Germany) & Nancy Smalls (Founder, Maternal Substance Abuse Services, Lincoln Recovery Center). VIEW THE RECORDING | NOTES COMING SOON...




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