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Mile stones

NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) acupuncture is a simple standardized three to five point auricular needle protocol that originated as a grassroots response to opiate addiction in the 1970’s.   It is increasingly recognized as a nonspecific behavioral health intervention of notable utility in a wide variety of other psychiatric settings and conditions . NADA Protocol Beyond the actual needle treatment, a key element of the protocol specifies qualities of behavior and attitude on the part of the clinician, consistent with what is known as the Spirit of NADA. Mile stones Nada India was registered as a Trust in New Delhi on15th March 2001 with sole objective of promoting barrier free services. Capacity Building: Acudetox Training workshops have been conducted and acudetox programs have been set up in states/UT like Andhra Pradesh , Delhi, Gujarat, Kerala, West Bengal, Utter Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan

NADA acudetox in Muslim Countries

Dear NADA Friends, 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 certificates  with a special stamp.  I conducted a 2 hour case conference through the US embassy   Each 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 Rezvani  took a training at Lincoln.  Sever