Acudetox Clinics South Africa was started by Warren Whitfield in 2006. After travelling to New York to study acupuncture for treating addiction, Warren Whitfield returned to S.A. and became qualified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist Trainer in 2010.
He completed his training at Lincoln Memorial Hospital Recovery Centre in South Bronx New York, the original clinic that pioneered the 5 point NADA Acudetox protocol. He brought back Acudetox to South Africa and also trains people who wish to become specialists. Warren is also the C.E.O. The Addiction Action Campaign, a formidable public advocacy group which represents the rights of all South Africans on the issue of addiction and substance abuse, and he is the founder and Chairperson of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association of South Africa (NADA S.A.)
Warren also founded the formidable Addiction Harm Reduction Compliancy (AHRC) advocacy organization which challenges companies that profit from people who are addicted to their products and or services.