Membership Criteria

To become a member of ISSUP you must be:

A student, volunteer or professional in the field of substance use prevention / treatment, or other health related and well-being fields, e.g. Teacher, Social Worker, Youth Worker, Police, etc.  All ISSUP Members must accept ISSUP’s ethical principles.

There are three levels of membership:

Student Membership

Criteria:
  • Attending an educational institution (any field) or attending training with drug demand reduction within their field of interest
  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of ISSUP’s code of ethics
Receives:
  • Information provided to support ongoing professional development
  • Access to student networks
  • Access to early careers network to develop professional standing
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Learning from the Knowledge Share section of the website
  • The opportunity to publish work to the field via the ISSUP website
  • Invitation to progress to other levels of provision of documentation on completion of studies

Regular Membership

Criteria:
  • An interested, non-professional applicant (can include volunteers, family members or non-accredited community members
  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of ISSUP’s code of ethics
Receives: 
  • Access to relevant online networks
  • Learning from the Knowledge Share section of the website
  • Ability to share work and experiences with others
  • Access to job opportunities from around the world

Professional Membership

This category is for those that are undertaking a role that makes a contribution to the drug demand reduction field, even if not necessarily a specialist or 100% dedicated to that activity. This includes professions such as:

  • Social workers
  • Religious leaders
  • Medical profession
  • Teachers
  • Youth workers
  • Community workers
  • Academics
Criteria:
  • An interest and/or contribution to drug demand reduction practice, policy or research
  • Hold a professional qualification/credential/certification related to their field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in their role
Receives:
  • Access to relevant online networks
  • Information provided to support ongoing professional development
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Learning from the Knowledge Share section of the website
  • The opportunity to publish work to the field via the ISSUP website

Drug Demand Reduction Membership

This level of membership is for those who have specific qualifications, expertise and experience directly linked to the drug demand reduction field.

Criteria:

Applicants should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 5 years significant and relevant experience working in the field of drug demand reduction (Prevention, Treatment or Recovery Support)
  • Demonstrate a specific professional qualification in a field that is directly related to drug demand reduction as one of its fundamental purposes
  • Demonstrate completion of internationally recognised training relevant to drug demand reduction
  • Hold relevant qualifications/credentials related to substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery support
Receives:
  • Access to relevant online networks
  • Information provided to support ongoing professional development
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Learning from the Knowledge Share section of the website
  • The opportunity to publish work to the field via the ISSUP website
  • Invitation and member discount to the ISSUP international/regional/national conferences

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