Monday, March 17, 2008

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association is a nonprofit association that conducts training and provides public education about the use of acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for addictions and mental disorders.

Understanding the principles of both Chinese medicine and chemical dependency can lead to significant benefit in recovery from all forms of drug addiction as well as alcoholism and a variety of mental disorders.

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association has specific protocols for this type of treatment, which have been carefully developed and extensively tested. Experienced clinicians provide training in a variety of locations nationwide and in coordination with an annual conference.

More than 1500 clinical sites in the US, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean currently use these protocols.

While adapted to Western attitudes and conditions, the NADA method derives directly from the Chinese medicine theory of detoxification. Our best hope for success is unified application of these protocols, which NADA promotes through:

1. Public education about acupuncture as a recovery tool
2. Training of professionals in use of the protocol
3. Consultation with local organizations in setting up treatment sites
4. Distribution of reference materials about acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment technique

For qualified persons, access to continuous training sessions for Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) is available in two locations: at Lincoln Recovery Center in The Bronx, NY, and Homeward Bound, Inc, Dallas, Texas. To determine your eligibility and timing, call Ms. Rosa Reyes at (718) 993 3100, Ext. 131, and in Dallas, Texas, call Dr. Susana E. Mendez at (214) 941-3500 Ext 283. Training requires 70 hours. There is no charge for the training in The Bronx, but you have to maintain yourself in terms of room and board while in the city. In Dallas, call Dr. Susana E. Mendez at (214) 941-3500 Ext 283, for details about training fees and accommodations.

Periodic training sessions are also scheduled at other locations in the USA and Canada.

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