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:

ICUDDR Conference: Call for Proposals

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) is soliciting proposals for presentations at its 4th Annual Conference to be held in Cusco, Peru July 22-23, 2019! There are two categories for which you can submit a proposal. Please keep in mind our mission and goals when submitting your proposal. Mission: ICUDDR supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand

Overview of University-Based Addiction Studies Programs in the United States

Amalie Pavlovská, Roger H. Peters, Roman Gabrhelík, Michal Miovský, Zili Sloboda & Thomas F. Babor (2018): Overview of the university-based addiction studies programs in the United States, Journal of Substance Use, DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2018.1505970
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Background: The field of addiction studies (AS) has grown in the last several decades. However, little is known about the structure and conditions of current academic programs. Only two studies have examined AS programs in the U.S., and both were conducted almost 15 years ago. The current study was designed to identify AS programs existing in the U.S. universities.

Overview of European University-Based Study Programmes in the Addictions Field

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Pavlovská, A., Miovský, M., Babor, T. F. & Gabrhelík, R. (2017). Overview of the European university-based study programmes in the addictions field, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 24:6, 485-491. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2016.1223603

In 2015, the team from the Department of Addictology (First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague) in cooperation with our colleague from the Department of Community Medicine & Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Professor Thomas Babo