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:

Network Digital Education: Different Strategies and Models



We all face unprecedented changes as we move into a digital age and need to move from a transmission model of education (‘instruction’) to the facilitation of learning (‘teaching’). In this webinar Susana Henriques will approach the following topics:

Promoting Use of Evidence Based Practice: A Webinar

Webinar, United States,

Practice-driven Conceptual and Organizational Framework for Promoting the Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices


Presenter: Laurie Krom, Director Network Coordinating Office Technology Transfer Centers

WEBINAR: Cary Hopkins Eyles on Authentic Self-Care for Addiction Professionals

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This webinar focuses on the issue of self-care for addiction professionals and was delivered by ICUDDR Deputy Director Cary Hopkins Eyles.

Many of us are drawn to work in the field of substance use disorders due to our history, family, and personal traits, such as compassion and empathy. While these can be great assets, they can also be detrimental to us personally.

First Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Meeting of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction

Buenos Aires, Argentina,

The goal of the meeting is to present and discuss proposals in relation to the development of activities to reduce the demand for drugs, between Latin American and Caribbean universities, in coordination with the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS/CICAD), and the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR).

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ICUDDR 2020 Conference

Bangkok, Thailand,

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) will be holding its annual conference at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok Thailand, July 13-15, 2020.

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century (2020)

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This new consensus document from the U.S. National Academy of Medicine outlines recent research on adolescent development and makes recommendations to U.S. stakeholders for improving outcomes for adolescents. While the recommendations are mostly for a U.S. audience, the information on positive adolescent development is useful for everyone interested in prevention.