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NADA among Muslims..

From the Desk of Dr.Michael. O.Smith.... ....In the 90’s we were asked to train a US doctor and nurse to set up non-pharma hospital detox unit in 3 Saudi hospitals serving only the royal family (in Riyadh, Dammam, and Jeddah).Most of the protocol (12 steps,family groups, etc.) was rejected after one year as not being culturally appropriate.NADA was used 10 years more,indeed it may be still being used.I have never heard any negative feedback from Saudi.My colleague, Larry Taylor trained many doctors from Musilm countries in Africa and the Middle East over several years.Later he trained NADA trainers in each hospital before returning to Arkansas.They liked me to sign their certificateswith a special stamp.I conducted a 2 hour case conference through the US embassyEach of the 20 doctors asked 2 questions.No one was skeptical about acupuncture;no one said it was from an alien culture.


Also in the 80’s or 90’s a psychiatrist Dr Hassan Rezvanitook a training at Lincoln.Several years Dr Rezv…

Rajesh Vig who just completed his 20th year of recovery from drugs...

Acudetox India training in the year 2001 at Mukti Peer led De-addiction center Mundka North West Delhi, now in Rohini .Dr.Smith visited center many times. This center was established by Rajesh Vig who just completed his 20th year of recovery from drugs. Nada India congratulates him for leading a healthy and successful life. He has been an active member and peer leader of ARPAN( Association of Recovering Person Action Network) a project Nada India 

...Mukti started its operations more than 12 years ago. This was a dream project of Director Mr. Rajesh Vig when he was 1 year clean. He dreamt of building a place where he could treat addicts and finally help them to stand on their own feet. He dreamt of a place where even the staff members were recovering addicts. With such a dream in his eyes,when he was 8 year clean, with the help of some recovering members, he started this project in Mundka Village on 20th June 2000.
Till now we have successfully treated more than 2000 add…

Next Acudetox training workshop in Delhi

Nada India Foundation & Indian Association of Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (IAADS)  are pleased to announce theTraining workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well beingto be held in Delhi in collaboration with The Beginning of New life Jaona Pur Delhi. The workshop will be conducted on  30th April & 1st May 2013 at
Nada India Foundation office
Address:25, JyotiBuilding,
II Floor, NearGovt.Dispensary,
Chhattarpur Village, New Delhi 110074, India The workshop will be conducted by Suneel Vatsyayan,Chairman Nada India & Dr.Ajay Vats Acupuncturist ,chairman of IAADSThe workshop aims to facilitate a shared understanding of importance of barrier free services and skill in use ear acupuncture as an adjunct treatment at all stages of addiction treatment  (pre admission, detoxification and rehabilitation and after care).  This workshop also provides trainees with skills to use ear acupuncture (NADA Protocol).