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A Heartfelt tribute to Late Dr.T.Arun Kumar Nada India convener...

Dr.T.Arun Arun Kumar died in a train accident on 11th June 2015
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A Heartfelt tribute to Late Dr.T.Arun Kumar Nada India convener from Coimbatore Tamilnadu India.Dr.T. Arun,ADS along with Suneel Vatsyayan MSW,ADS,Chairperson,Nada India conducted acudetox training as per NADA protocol at Holistic Peer led Drug Rehabilitation Center, Chennai in the year Oct2013 and later many more.

Nada Peer Education & Acudetox

Peer Education: An Indian Experience…A Nada India Presentation 

Duration: 11.03 minutes  Transcription of the narration in the movie  The moving life stories of two Dayanands reveal their indomitable courage. While the first Dayanand, from rural Delhi had a history of drug abuse, the second Dayanand was a victim of alcohol. As recovering addicts both had a common mentor- Suneel Vatsyayan -first in Navjyoti, Delhi Police foundation and later with Nada India. Both Dayanands had graduated from, what a journalist called- ‘the university of pain’ and had faced social rejection, stigma and discrimination. They volunteered to become peer support counselors and worked hard in empowering their peers-till the first Dayanand died at 39 of cancer and Dayanand Sharma of AIDS at the age of 46. The visit of Dr .Michael O Smith, founder of NADA International to Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation was the beginning of a new intervention in the treatment programme in Navjyoti and later in many drug treatment…

Book Review: Social Work Education and Practice Engagement...

Guidepoints News from NADA Jan/Feb 2015 
Book Review: Social Work Education and 
Practice Engagement, edited by Sanjai Bhatt 
and Suresh Pathare

Social worker and Nada India Foundation (NIF) chairperson, 
Suneel Vatsyayan, is a contributing author to a new volume on social 
work in India which has just been published by Shipra Publications. 
Vatsyayan’s chapter in this anthology considers the connection between 
social work and the NADA ear acupuncture treatment. Specifically, 
he describes how the NADA protocol is as an ideal social work 
intervention for drug and alcohol addiction. 
Vatsyayan trained first at the Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation 
Drug Treatment Centre in 2000 with NADA founder, Michael 
Smith, and social worker and past NADA president, Ruth 
Ackerman. He then continued his training at Lincoln Recovery 
Center in 2001. At the Navjyoti treatment center, he observed that 
the NADA protocol can help to build a healthy rapport and trust 
with clients. 
Vatsyayan writes, “Utilizing theorie…

Suneel Vatsyayan was honored by National Acupuncture Detoxification Assocation for his vision and leadership in the year 2001

From Archives 2001 

2001,Mr.Vatsyayan,Social Worker and former Founder Director of Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation was invited by NADA to visit LincolnRecoveryCenterin New York City, USA to attend a training of the trainers’ course and to obtain certification as a trainer of Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. As part of educational exposure, he visited drug treatment facilities, probation officers, drug court, prisons, juvenile homes, treatment facilities for adolescents, and shelter home for drug users where ear acupuncture was extensively used as per the NADA five point protocol. Mr. Vatsyayan visited these facilities in Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and New York. Mr.Vatsyayan also shared his experiences with faculty members Psychiatry Department of LincolnHospital in New York. For his exemplary work at Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation as Founder Director. 

Mr. Vatsayan was honored by NADA International for his vision and leadership with a memento.


A medical student trained as a NADA ADS has been traveling to her native India to assist with the continuing growth of NADA’s activities in South Asia. She is Shonali Saha, a Lincoln Recovery Center-trained ADS who made two trips to India this year before beginning her studies at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Her interest in addiction treatment grew out of her work in New York with the Gay Men's Health Crisis organization, which is headed by former NADA president Ana Oliveira.
Before leaving for India, Shonali spoke to NAD co-founder Michael O. Smith, who arranged for her to meet Suneel Vatsyayan, director of NADA India. After working in Calcutta and west Bengal, Shonali joined Suneel at NADA headquarters in Delhi, where he was already providing acu detox and trainings at a police-run drug treatment facility.

NADA India comprises a network of programs that works collectively towards providing holistic, education centered treatment. The organization opened its office…

,Dr. Michael O. Smith was awarded with Dr Bejoy Kumar Basu Award in New Delhi India

Recently,Dr. Michael O. Smith founder of NADA (US) & Nada International was awarded with Dr Bejoy Kumar Basu Award at IInd Acupuncture Science Association India (ASA India ) conference in Delhi . He was appreciated for his contribution in the field of acupuncture and addiction treatment & rehabilitation through Nada India since 2001. Dr Bejoy Kumar Basu (1912 to 1986) was doctor of modern medicine . he was a great humanist . he introduced , spreed and developed acupuncture therapy in India for large masses of common people .. Read more about Dr.Basu

Next Addiction treatment workshop by Dr. Smith in Delhi on 25th Jan,2015

Nada India Foundation and Budha Acupuncture Centre are pleased to announce the next NADA Ear Acupuncture (Acudetox Counselling) workshop  as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well  being will be held at  Buddha Acupuncture Centre,3261,Ram Nagar Shahdara, Delhi-32on 25 Jan 2015 (10 AM-5 PM). The workshop will be conducted by Dr.Michael O.Smith psychiatrist & acupuncturist and Dr.Raj Kumar ,MBBS ,NADA,ADS.NADA Protocol was developed by Dr.Michael O.Smith psychiatrist  and facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan,Chairperson,Nada India.
The workshop aims to facilitate a shared understanding of importance of barrier free services and skill in use ear acupuncture for protection and recovery 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 as per NADA protocol .This also enables trainees in building greater confidence in produci…