Team member

Nicolo Panigada

Lead Trainer

Originally from Italy, Nicolo is now based in Bristol, England. He is an accomplished ear acupuncturist and trainer, with many years of experience working in various substance misuse and addiction treatment roles.

Outside of ear acupuncture Nicolo is an avid motorcycling enthusiast and in his spare time enjoys nothing more than travelling across Europe on road trips with his friends.

In a professional capacity Nicolo is a skilled tradesman and business owner (Panigada Property Maintenance), offering home improvement, development  and maintenance services to his ever growing client base.

Pete Weinstock


As well as volunteering his services as a qualified and widely experienced trainer with Acudetox Plus UK, Pete has worked as a counsellor at the Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) for over 15 years. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of social work, homelessness and housing advice and working with people with drug and alcohol issues and complex support needs.

Outside of ear acupuncture Pete enjoys sharing his passion for creative writing with others and has provided poetry writing and reading workshops for countless individuals and treatment providers over the years.

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