working to improve care

NADA works to improve access and effectiveness of care for Addictions, Mental Health, and Community Trauma in the following ways

Public Education

  • Workshops, demonstrations, and trainings regionally, nationally, or at your location.
  • Annual Conference for updates and sharing (Continuing Education Units available).


  • The NADA Literature Clearing House offers articles and DVD/videos on addiction-related research and clinical topics such as the treatment of pregnant women and people with HIV, cultural sensitivity, setting up a new program, and dual diagnosis.
  • Guidepoints: NADA member newsletter covers clinical issues, member news, international usage, research, and public policy.

Legislative Advocacy

  • Guidance from the NADA Board and administrative office in collaboration with regional advocates to expand access to NADA treatment.
  • Support for preparing meetings with legislators, policy makers, and regulatory agencies.

Consultation and Technical Assistance

  • Consultation for integrating the acupuncture component with existing services.
  • Opportunities to observe local programs.
  • Consultation for treatment of diverse populations.
  • Assistance in establishing acupuncture-based programs in Drug Courts and other criminal justice systems.