Austin Pre-Conference NADA Training

Mar 17, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019

Austin, Texas

Earn an Acudetox Specialist (ADS) Certificate of Training

Attend this pre-conference training as well as the 2-day conference (both events are required to complete the training) and earn a certificate of training in 7 days.

This cost-effective and time-efficient ADS training and conference combination comes only once a year. Learn the simple ear-needling technique and how to integrate it into addiction, behavioral health and disaster response treatment settings.

You will gain practical clinical experience at one or more local programs.
Register early – this event always sells out.

Who can be trained?

Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals: If you work in the addiction treatment, behavioral health or disaster response fields as a counselor, social worker, nurse, corrections officer, psychologist, medical doctor, case manager, mentor, etc., you may be able to add NADA ear acupuncture to your skill base.

Many states have specialized exemptions that allow a variety of healthcare workers to learn and utilize the ear acupuncture protocol. NADA has documented the following states and Canadian provinces as allowing some type of ADS practice: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (nurses only), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (nurses only), Wyoming, Native American reservations, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

Check your state laws and regulations for more specific information as each state and province is different.

Licensed Acupuncturists

Join in the integration of Chinese medicine within a traditional Western addiction and behavioral health setting. Become an advocate for the NADA protocol in the treatment of addiction, mental health and trauma.


$550 – Discounted Rate for students and seniors

We have applied for Continuing Education Credits with: NAADAC, NCCAOM, California Acupuncture Board (Category 1, 0574), Florida Acupuncture Board and Taylor College (for all nurses).

Spaces Available

25 total including 7 for the discounted rates


Download the Application Form and email it to the NADA office to apply.
2019 ADS Pre-Conference Training Application


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