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Long-time NADA trainer and activist wins award in Norway

Rita Nilsen, NADA-trainer in Norway (www.nada-norge.no) got a prize from the "Norwegian national board on drugs and alcohol related issues". RITA NILSEN is the winner of the Addiction-councils juryprize 2010. Rita is the founder, manager AND the person with high quality competance in the field of drug-addiction. http://www.acudetox.com/nada-blog/blog-latests/32-updates/76-long-time-nada-trainer-and-activist-wins-award-in-norway.html

NADA: A chance to communicate

In the present day society, people find it hard to talk about help, issues related to addiction, trauma, domestic violence, mental health etc. We believe that talking about feelings, trauma asking for help is still a taboo and highly stigmatized and further biggest barrier in effective service delivery at grass root level.
Nada India promotes two basic approaches one is the use of ear acupuncture at all stages of addiction treatment & rehabilitation and peer based interventions. NADA protocol was developed and spearheaded as a worldwide movement by Dr. Michael O. Smith Psychiatrist and Acupuncturist from New York the Founder of National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. During his recent visit to Nada India , Dr. Michael O. Smith discussed the concept of NADA with Suneel Vatsyayan and shared his views on it.

Nada presents a video on use of ear acupuncture at Sabarmati Central Jail, Ahmedabad, Gujarat [HQ]

Click here for video Training workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well being was organized by Nada India ,Prison Department Gujarat & Nada Gujarat Chapter for Jail officials ,physicians ,nursing staff & NGOs held at Central Jail, Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 27th &28th Jan 2011 . The workshop was conducted by Dr. Michael O. Smith, Psychiatrist & Acupuncturist from Lincoln Hospital New York and facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan ,Nada India.

Acupuncture to help Sabarmati jail inmates fight addictions

Acupuncture to help Sabarmati jail inmates fight addictions
Training workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well being was organized by Nada India ,Prison Department Gujarat & Nada Gujarat Chapter for Jail officials ,physicians ,nursing staff & NGOs held at Central Jail, Ahmedabad, Gujaraton 27th &28th Jan 2011.The workshop was conducted by Dr. Michael O. Smith, Psychiatrist & Acupuncturist from Lincoln HospitalNew York and facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan ,Nada India.In an effort to ensure that prisoners stay sober after they are released from jail, a two-day workshop on de-addiction through acupuncture is being held at Sabarmati Prison from Thursday onwards.The workshop will be held for 25 prisoners who will in turn conduct a similar workshop for other prisoners to help them stay away from liquor and drugs when they are released from prison.The acupuncture detoxification workshop jointly held by the state prisons d…

Workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment was organized by Nada India in New Delhi

Mr.Alexander Daniel IPS, Additional Director General of BSF,






Training workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well being was organized by Nada India Foundation for physicians and nursing staff held at INDIAN SOCIAL INSTITUTE New Delhi on 23nd Jan A pre-workshop visit to the peer led drug de-addiction program was also arranged on 22rd January, Saturday .The workshop was conducted by Dr. Michael O. Smith, Psychiatrist & Acupuncturist from Lincoln HospitalNew York and facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan ,Nada India. Dr.Ajay Vats NADA, ADS was also honored for his contribution in setting up of Ear acupuncture based program in Drug De-addiction center Tihar Jail No3 Delhi. NADA acupuncture is used on a public health model.Treatments are commonly given in large groups on a frequent basis.The 21st century has brought a remarkable expansion in the use of the NADA protocol.It is used in 130 prisons in England.Correction officers provide all …