NH’s first conference on acupuncture for addiction this weekend

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MANCHESTER, NH —This weekend recovery workers, allied health professionals, and acupuncturists will gather at the first ever New Hampshire conference on ear acupuncture to address New Hampshire’s opioid crisis. On Saturday, November 4, from 11:30 am to 3:30 p.m. at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester,  presenters will discuss ear acupuncture practice for addiction, its history, and how it can be incorporated into existing efforts around the state.
Practitioners of ear acupuncture from the Northeast and beyond will speak at the conference, hosted by The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). Executive Director of NADA, Sara Bursac is scheduled to speak as well. “Ear Acupuncture is helpful for prevention and treatment of addiction, and it works best when it is available in a variety of settings. This conference aims to provide more tools for recovery workers and programs. ” says Sara Bursac, Executive Director of NADA 
The conference comes in the wake of a new law signed by the Governor this summer, which allows addiction recovery workers and allied health professionals to get trained and certified in the practice of ear acupuncture.  New Hampshire’s first group of NADA trainees will provide ear acupuncture for conference attendees.  
Nikki Casey, director of Revive Recovery Center in Nashua, is one of New Hampshire’s first NADA trainees. 
“I had acupuncture when I was in a 28 day program in Manchester.  It helped me sleep more peacefully and let go of the worries that I had about my future.”  says Casey,  “It is essential that the recovery community have access to more tools like ear acupuncture.”
For conference details, or to learn more about the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, please go to www.acudetox.com

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Elizabeth Ropp

Elizabeth Ropp lives in Manchester with her husband Eric and their two cats. She practices Community Acupuncture, drinks a lot of coffee and tries to make a difference.