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Recorded on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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This presentation will start with the history of NADA, including how it was discovered and developed and some of the research that has been done over the past 50 years to determine safety and effectiveness. A description of the points used and a discussion of the western and eastern medicine philosophy behind the points will follow. There will be a discussion of how it is being used in programs around the country and how it can be used to help with opiate withdrawal, with and without MAT, and with co-occurring disorders to help calm anxiety and improve sleep. It will finish with a description of training and how people can assess trainings and depending on their state laws, who can do this.

Learning Objectives
  • Able to recount the history of the NADA protocol, how it developed out of an opiate epidemic in the 1970s, and how its use has developed over time to include its use after disasters to help people cope with trauma.
  • Explain how NADA is used in treatment programs to help people calm down and learn what is being offered in treatment.
  • Understand how to access training and integrate this protocol into a treatment program.

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Libby Stuyt, MD, is the Medical Director for the Circle Program at Crossroads' Turning Point in Pueblo, Colorado, a 90-day inpatient treatment program funded by the state of Colorado for persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder who have failed other levels of treatment. A board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist, Stuyt has been working in the field of addiction psychiatry since 1990. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association certified her as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist in December 2000 and a Registered Trainer in 2008. She has utilized the NADA protocol since 2000 in her program, initially to help patients withdraw from nicotine, but has found it to also be helpful for many symptoms experienced by those with mental illness.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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