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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.

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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

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Ear Acupressure Teaching Tool (PDF Version)

Ear Acupressure Teaching Tool (PDF Version)

We invite you to download and share this info sheet, as well as to use it as inspiration to create your own. Use our language or adapt it to be accessible to your community. Most importantly, keep it simple and #passiton.

Ear Acupressure Teaching Tool

Ear Acupressure Teaching Tool

Simple ear acupressure can offer support for hard times and is especially well-suited for this global moment of expressing solidarity through physical distancing. We invite you to download and share these infographics, as well as to use them as inspiration to create...

June Membership Café with NADA President Ken Carter

June Membership Café with NADA President Ken Carter

On June 17th 2020 the NADA community gathered virtually for a special NADA Membership Café with recently elected NADA President, Ken Carter. Ken shared his reflections on ancestral healing, NADA's legacy, and his vision for NADA. Lincoln Detox is still where we look...




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