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.

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

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NADA Tour Wraps Up: Reflection on the 2017-18 Local Meetings

NADA Tour Wraps Up: Reflection on the 2017-18 Local Meetings

Article from the Fall/Winter 2018 Guidepoints Newsletter. Complete newsletter available to NADA members. Shortly after Michael Smith retired in 2011, we had a conversation about NADA’s annual conference. I had been thinking about what it might be like to have more...




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