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.com

Overview of University-based Academic Programs in Addiction Studies in Africa

Citation
Amalie Lososová, Kimberly A. Johnson, William Sinkele, Isidore Silas Obot & Michal Miovský (2020) Overview of university-based academic programs in addiction studies in Africa, Journal of Substance Use, DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2020.1779830
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Abstract

Aim: The aim was to map and describe the university-based addiction studies programs in Africa, as part of continuing international research.

Methods: The study was conducted in 2016–2017. The first phase was based on Google and literature search of academic programs through pre-defined keywords. The second phase consisted of an in-depth analysis of characteristics of the identified programs.

ICUDDR First Virtual Conference 2020

Tampa, United States,

Join us July 13 – 15th, 2020 for the first official ICUDDR conference online! We are excited to bring experts from around the world to your screen. Because we know many of you are struggling with moving instruction online and making other adjustments to ensure physical distancing, we have also decided to adjust our agenda to provide support for your immediate needs.