MSW student Kati Too wants to work in the substance abuse field in her social work career. Influenced by her supervisor at Peak Wellness Center who has been trained in Acu Detox, Kati felt receiving training to be able to do Acu Detox will provide her with an extra certification that she can use to better help her clients. "I have seen it used on numerous clients and am a believer in it."
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) was developed in the 1970s to serve as a supportive component in drug and alcohol settings, and has since grown to be used in the areas of mental health, addictions, disaster, and emotional trauma. NADA provides trainings through public and private agencies, acupuncture schools, and individual practitioners.
Kati received a Special Training Scholarship through the Social Work Excellence Endowment so she could attend this training. Afterward Kati exclaimed "This conference was a wonderful opportunity for me to join with over 25,000 professionals trained to provide Acu Detox to clients in need. During the training I was given the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Michael Smith, who developed Acu Detox in 1976, and gain wisdom and insight from him, as well as building connections with professionals around Wyoming and Colorado. In this training I learned a non-verbal approach to aid people in recovery and addiction. This training is a stepping stone towards my future work in substance abuse."