National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) acupuncture is a simple, standardized, 5-point ear needling / acupressure bead placement protocol that originated as a community response to the opiate epidemic in the 1970s. NADA protocol is increasingly recognized as a universally useful intervention in the treatment of substance use disorders specifically and more generally in behavioral health. The presentation will introduce attendees to NADA protocol. Evidenced based research will be reviewed as to the impact this protocol can have on improving substance use disorder outcomes, depression, anxiety, quality of life and post-traumatic stress disorder. The ease, benefits and obstacles involved in incorporating NADA treatment into hospital and community based practices will be discussed.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
Examine the history of NADA Protocol in relation to addiction. treatment
Learn how to integrate the NADA protocol into in a variety of settings including hospital and community based centers.
Examine evidence based research for efficacy of NADA auricular acupuncture in treating patients with addictions and other behavioral health conditions.