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Addicts Autonomous: My addiction my choice!

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Dear Friends,

I am a nurse and recovery specialist in Massachusetts. This fall, I was training in New Hampshire as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. However, Mass law only allows for acupuncturists to practice acupuncture. I need to be able to use this skill as a tool in my tool box to help the many people that I work with who struggle everyday with addiction.

Ear Acupuncture for addiction has been used in recovery treatment programs around the country and around the world since 1974.

We need health professionals of all kinds to be allowed to be trained and certified to use ear acupuncture as tool for substance misuse recovery, mental health and behavioral health with as few restrictions as possible. Ear acupuncture is safe, affordable and effective.

We even made the local news:
Fox 25 news story

For more  background on the issue of the efficacy of substance abuse treatment programs: 

My Inflammatory Writ

NADA Demo Video

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Venessa Rife, RN

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