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

ISSUP Expert Days

We are excited to announce our second ISSUP Expert Days webinar. ISSUP Expert Days provide opportunities for those working in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery to learn and develop through being in direct contact with experts. Participate in webinars, review recorded webinars and interviews, Q&A sessions, and use the various resources, tools, materials and documents to inform your own practice. Join us on March 13th, 2020 for our second webinar during which we will

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

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National Academy of Medicine
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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.

ICUDDR Annual Conference 2020: Call for Proposals

The International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR) is holding its annual conference at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok Thailand, July 13-15, 2020. Conference registration will begin on March 1st. ICUDDR supports the rapid improvement in competencies and skills among current and future generations of addiction professionals, to meet the increasing demand for prevention, treatment and public health services. Toward this end, the ICUDDR facilitates networking among universities to promote high quality education

ICUDDR Webinar: National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission

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ICUDDR
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NAADAC and ICUDDR webinar exploring standards in substance use disorder education.

In this session, the presenters will review/discuss:

  • NAADAC’s work to create higher education standards in substance use education
  • Development of standards
  • Overview of course content
  • Application to the real world of careers in substance use disorder professions

Creating College/University Standards in Substance Use Disorder Education

Online webinar, United States,

Join NAADAC and ICUDDR for a webinar exploring standards in substance use disorder education.

In this session, the presenters will review/discuss:
* NAADAC’s work to create higher education standards in substance use education
* Development of standards
* Overview of course content
* Application to the real world of careers in substance use disorder professions

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ICUDDR Conference 2020: Call for Proposals & Save the Date!

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. Conference registration will begin March 1st. ICUDDR is now accepting abstracts for 1.5 hour panel presentations and 3 hour courses. They have some partial scholarships available for airfare and hotel. There are two categories for which you can submit a proposal. Please keep in mind ICUDDR's mission and goals

ICUDDR Publishing Workshop

Online workshop,

Do you have research you would like published in an English language journal but need some help getting it prepared?  Our writing collaborative facilitated by journal editor Richard Pates could be just what you need to get it done!

Vibrant and Healthy Kids Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity

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National Academy of Medicine
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Children are the foundation of the United States, and supporting them is a key component of building a successful future. However, millions of children face health inequities that compromise their development, well-being, and long-term outcomes, despite substantial scientific evidence about how those adversities contribute to poor health.