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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

Guidepoints: News from NADA Winter 2019/20

Before reading our Guidepoints Winter 2019/20 Issue, we invite you to listen to a short message from Sara Bursać, NADA's Executive Director. Click here for a PDF of Guidepoints Winter 2019/20. Transcript of Sara's message: Dear friends and members of NADA – all of us...

Adaptations during COVID-19: Safety Suggestions

In this dynamic reality, public health recommendations and indications are changing day to day. We are working to continuously distill messages from public health officials, as well as NADA members and trainers in order to share suggestions on how to proceed as...

March Membership Café: NADA, Community Care & COVID-19

March Membership Café: NADA, Community Care & COVID-19

  Adapting in Response to COVID-19   For this monthly Membership Café we held a community conversation with NADA members Adela Nieves Martinez (Detroit, MI), Stacy Sayre (Denver, CO), and Claudia Voyles (Austin, TX). Each a leader in their communities, they...




Trauma and Addictions

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