Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) Training

Below is an offering by the Maine acupuncture association. This event is open to all New Hampshire licensed acupuncturists.

Developed in the 1970s at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol was originally used as a supportive component in drug and alcohol treatment settings. The 21st century has brought a remarkable expansion in the use of the NADA protocol. Reflecting this, NADA has also expanded its scope to include the use of this treatment for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster and emotional trauma. Currently in Vermont, its use is approved only for addictions. This training enables one to be certified for practice in the state of Vermont, as well as 22 other states. Certification by the state of Vermont is required.

Benefits of the NADA protocol include: reduced cravings for drugs and alcohol, reduction of withdrawal symptoms, facilitation of mindfulness, increased calmness, better sleep, relief from stress and emotional trauma, discovery of inner strength and quiet, easier connection with counseling, and an intention for recovery.

Our training program is a unique model of public-health education and care. Emphasis is on the safety, simplicity and effectiveness of NADA. A total of 70 hours of training and clinical practice combines to complete the training. This includes as many as 32 supervised acudetox treatments after the classroom portion of training has ended. Clinical supervision is available in several locations.

Where: Portland Area, Specific Location TBD

When: June 10,11,24,25 2017, Hours: 9am-5pm

Total Cost (4days): $455 – Training, materials, NADA certificate, membership and application fee, and subscription to the NADA member newsletter, Guidepoints. Clinical supervision follows the classroom days. A discount on membership available for students with a student ID.

Trainer: Laura Cooley, LAc.


For more information: Contact Laura Cooley at 603-276-9158, or Laura at

To hold your space in the training, send $125 deposit.

Payment: Checks made payable to MAAOM or through paypal via our website

Refunds: 100% up to 3 weeks prior, and 75% up to a week prior.

Laura Cooley, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist and Registered National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) Trainer. She received her acupuncture and Chinese herbal training through a 4-year apprenticeship in Austin, Texas. Nationally certified in acupuncture (NCCAOM), she holds a license in Vermont. Laura is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a nervous system based trauma resolution therapy developed by Peter Levine, and Hakomi, a body-centered psychotherapy.