WANT TO HELP INCREASE ACCESS to alternative pain treatment?
PCA has been championing this legislation for the past 3 years, and it is moving forward quickly this year. 🙂
INCLUDE THIS INFO
- YOUR NAME,
- YOUR ADDRESS
- Bill numbers (House 5154) (Senate 47)
- Your position —e.g “Strongly support.”
POCA is committed to making acupuncture as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. The 5 Needle Protocol (also commonly called 5NP, acudetox, or the NADA protocol) is a simple, safe, and effective ear acupuncture treatment that was created for non-acupuncturists to use in treating addiction, trauma, and behavioral health. Building off the legacy of those who developed and championed this treatment for decades, including the Young Lords, the Black Panther Party, Lincoln Detox, and the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, we have created a training program to enable as many people as possible to become Auricular Acu-Technicians (AATs) and use this treatment in their work and communities.
Looking Forward: NADA’s Role in Genuine Social Change
Feb 17, 2021
Join us for our February Membership Café
NADA’s roots stem from a revolutionary history. Join us as we look back at our history for context to ground us in our present day work. Together, we will look at NADA’s origins to propel us into a conversation on: What is NADA’s role in genuine social change? Why is the NADA protocol ‘revolutionary’? And what is the role of youth in the NADA movement?
This event will be livestreamed on NADA’s Facebook. Can’t make the event live? It will be recorded and available on Facebook, as well as the public resource section on the NADA website.
Instead of funding prisons, let's fund real change for people.
Check out the amazing and ongoing work of local organizations like RICARES, PROTECT FAMILIES FIRST and SUBSTANCE USE POLICY EDUCATION AND RECOVERY Political Action Committee (SUPER PAC) providing support, education, resources, and advocacy to help destigmatize, decriminalize, defelon-ize substance use issues and to help end the war on drugs and all the negative impacts it has on individuals, their families and communities.
Protecting children and families means ending the war on drugs.
Drug policies should be designed to keep families intact, safe, and healthy. For decades we’ve funded a war on drugs that has done just the opposite. Protect Families First works to raise awareness about how the ideologies and policies driving the war on drugs are ruining the lives of young people and destroying communities. We advocate for more just, sensible, and humane drug policies that are informed by science, promote public health, and protect families first.
All of our Programs are designed to increase Recovery Capital. We view Recovery Capital as all things internal and external that are necessary to sustain an individuals recovery, guiding them into a life of wellness.
We work with people that are new to recovery to identify issues impacting their recovery. We scour the news to keep up with trends and data that inform us about historical and potential future barriers
Time for More Paws
Covid numbers in RI just aren’t very good right now so we’re going to take another short pause the week following Christmas and we’ll be back on Sunday January 3rd.
If you had an appointment scheduled for December 27, 28, 29, or 30, we’ve either already rescheduled you or sent you an email letting you know about this change.
We’ve built the schedule out through March so feel free to book yourself in there including the first week of the new year.
It’s going to be a very different holiday season this year for everyone and many people are coping with the unwelcome changes by getting creative and thinking up fun and new ways to connect with loved ones.
All the COVID experts are urging us to stay home and to stay apart from those not in our immediate households.
It can be so hard to do this but the longer range goal is to stop COVID spreading so fast and far. And that is a gift we can all use this year.
Let’s take care of each other.