NADA ear acupuncture training schedule

15 Apr

Schedule for Crossroads’ NADA Acudetox Ear Acupuncture Training program

April 26-28 @ Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 14-16, 2019 @ Mexico

July 5-7, 2019 @Toronto, Ontario, Canada

November 8-11, 2019 @ UNM Hospitals Albuquerque, New Mexico

Instructions for applicants:

    1. Download the registration form.
  1. Email all materials, at least a $300 deposit (or the full cost for the early registration discount) including a letter of interest to:  or mail to Crossroads 1320 S Solano Las Cruces, NM 88001
  2. Invite your colleagues and stay tuned for upcoming details on our facebook page.

Early registration discount (2 months before training)

Early registration discount (2 months before training)


Late registration full payment


Deposit on Acudetox training

This minimal deposit reserves your space


About the training
Fulfills didactic educational requirements for therapists/nurses/health/harm reduction workers to become Nationally Certified as Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists (NADA) as well as state certification in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Arizona.  Students will learn application both in behavioral health/addictions/harm reduction as well as for trauma/humanitarian aid/disaster response

About acudetox

NADA Ear Acupuncture or Acudetox can help reduce cravings, insomnia, drug dreams, anxiety and depression during addictions withdrawal, as part of prevention for at risk groups, and can be used to help prevent relapse.  Acudetox is extremely cost-effective and safe and has no medication interactions or adverse side-effectives.  It is applied internationally within psychiatric care, as well as humanitarian aid/disaster relief.  This training will prepare students to practice in all types of settings.

How does it work? This style of acupuncture is known to activate the vagus nerve. It also stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates, and helps regulate seratonin and dopamine, the brain chemicals involved with addiction. It provides deep relaxation and helps restore internal harmony, which supports the patient in their own process of recovery.  Research supports the use of Acudetox to improve retention rates, reduce program costs and reduce recidivism. 

Learn more about acudetox…

About the Training Program

Crossroads Acupuncture, a 501-c-3 organization has trained over a 200 providers in Acudetox since 2011, and has helped communities in the border region provide over 70,000 treatments primarily within underserved areas.  This course contributes to the qualifications necessary to use this technique to treat addictions in the US.   After training, we support students up until certification, including an optional portion of the 40 hour supervised internship within programs serving the homeless and low-income/marginalized communities in the border region.  Program support for starting an acudetox clinic is also included as part of the cost of the training. The cost also covers training materials, a training manual, and access to our online acudetox library  See registration form for more details. Click here to learn about Crossroads’ NADA Registered Trainer, Ryan Bemis.

Articles/Essays on Crossroads’ training program

“A Million Tiny Daggers,” Essay within Acid West, by Joshua Wheeler
Residents in violent border city use acupuncture to cope with trauma, by the Border News Bureau:

Helping Mexico’s poor and mentally ill, by the Border News Bureau:

Acupuncture for healing in border communities, By Molly Molloy, Latina Lista
East meets SouthWest, Las Cruces Bulletin story on Crossroads:

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