For this NADA training, we welcome people from all backgrounds who feel passionate about bringing Acudetox as an empowerment tool into their work and into their communities. The training will focus on AcuDetox as a tool for trauma healing and empowerment, especially for people experiencing marginalization and oppression. This training includes a somatic perspective on trauma and addiction and examples in how to bring AcuDetox into community settings serving underprivileged teens and adults.
Avani G. Dilger, LPC, BC-DMT, CAS, ADS-RT, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addiction Specialist, a Somatic Psychotherapist, an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and a Motivational Interviewing Trainer, who specializes in substance abuse prevention and treatment with adults, teens and their families. She is the founder and Executive Director of the “Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol” nonprofit program, an innovative, grassroots substance abuse prevention and intervention program that empowers teens and adults to become leaders around healthier lifestyles and positive peer culture. In addition to teaching the Natural Highs program in high schools in Boulder and at Naropa University, Avani works as a psychotherapist with teens, families and adults with issues around substance abuse, addiction and trauma using cutting-edge approaches such as Somatic Psychotherapy, Brainspotting and Systemic Constellationwork. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and trains Motivational Interviewing for criminal justice, mental health, health care, school and substance abuse professionals.