The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR)

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) was established in 2016 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organisation in March, 2018. The goal of ICUDDR is to support development of competencies and skills of addiction professionals, to meet an increasing demand for prevention and treatment services. Toward this end, the purpose of ICUDDR is to facilitate networking among universities to promote high-quality education and training in the field of addiction prevention and treatment. It also pursues related applied addictions research, outreach and advocacy. ICUDDR supports the formation of academic programmes in addiction studies at a time when demand is at an all-time high. Currently, many institutions are establishing addiction specialties in medicine, and many physicians and other health care professionals could benefit from continuing education to prevent and treat substance use disorders. The creation of effective academic programmes in addiction studies hinges on the awareness that new and enhanced prevention and treatment systems and services require a specialised and multidisciplinary workforce that is educated and trained to deliver these services.

Please visit ICCUDR’s website for more information on ICUDDR membership, events and activities: www.icuddr.org

Publishing Addiction Science

ICUDDR are pleased to announce that they are now opening applications for the second group of ICUDDR/ISAJE Learning Collaborative participants. ICUDDR and ISAJE began hosts this Learning Collaborative using the Publishing Addiction Science materials developed by ISAJE. The sessions are facilitated by journal editors Richard Pates, Journal of Substance Use, Ann Mitchell, Journal of Addictions Nursing, and Christine Vourakis, Journal of Addictions Nursing. The collaborative features ten 90-minute sessions beginning Tuesday, May 18th at 9:00

Developing University-based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs

ICUDDR has announced they will be hosting an implementation course entitled “Developing University-based Drug Demand Reduction Academic Programs” for our members in Africa. The purpose of the course is to equip academic staff with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to develop sustainable DDR academic programs that meet local needs and align with university and regulatory bodies goals and objectives. This course is still in development, and facilitation will begin Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Sessions

2021 ICUDDR Virtual Conference

Washington, D.C.,
The 2021 ICUDDR Virtual Conference will be held on July 20 & 21, 2021. Theme: “Sustaining and Adapting Addiction Science to Virtual Realities”

UTC Academic Adaptation & The Shift to Online Training

Washington, D.C.,

Details of our upcoming webinar on academic adaptation of the Universal Treatment Curricula (UTC) and shifting to online training.

February 25th at 8AM EST

Presented by:
Verna Felipe, MA, ICAP I
Maria Isabel Melgar, MA, PhD
Jayvee S. Aquino RN, ICAP II, RC