Lianne Audette, ND,LAc
Lianne Audette holds a California license and is nationally certified to practice acupuncture. She has been integrating acupuncture into drug and alcohol treatment settings for the past 11 years. These settings have included homeless shelters, halfway houses, drop-in clinics, day treatment, residential and outpatient treatment facilities, and drug courts.
In 1990, she founded a privately funded nonprofit community clinic known as Turnabout A.S.A.P. in Santa Monica to provide treatment to low and no income addicts on a walk-in basis.
Audette is a registered trainer for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). As such, she offers seminars for drug and alcohol treatment professionals about Acupuncture and Chinese medicine and educates acupuncturists about chemical dependency. She consults with treatment programs interested in adding acupuncture detox to their services and conducts orientations for community health-agency staff and members of the judicial system on the importance of creating acupuncture-based "alternative to incarceration" programs. These sessions include videos, lectures, role playing, and hands-on acupuncture treatment for participants.
Audette holds a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Nutrition and is a Naturopathic physician. She practices complementary medicine, integrating her knowledge of Western medical differential diagnosis and treatment with the principles and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine using acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, individualized wellness programs, and lifestyle/behavior modification programs.