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A Guide to Using the Knowledge Share

So What’s the Knowledge Share All About? ISSUP promotes effective and evidence-based practice through the exchange of knowledge on its website. ISSUP’s website features a Knowledge Share section that provides users with the latest insights from the fields of substance use prevention and treatment. The Knowledge Share forms a significant part of the organisation’s online presence. The section’s content is organised into four key areas: News: Recent news items of value to people who work

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Networks are online defined interest groups that allow health care professionals, researchers, practitioners and others working in the drug demand reduction field to share research, events, news, success stories, resources and information relevant to the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery field in a virtual setting. How do I use them? To join a network, and contribute towards the information within the network and view your private networks you must be logged in . You

Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders. This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice

Deputy Assistant Secretary Massinga Was Excited to Meet with Young Pakistani Leaders at Roundtable with our Alumni

Deputy Assistant Secretary Massinga U.S. Department of State was excited to meet with young #Pakistani leaders at a roundtable with our alumni. At the roundtable, DAS learned about positive developments in their individual efforts to advance shared interests in economic growth, human rights, and capacity building in various sectors. #DidYouKnow Pakistan has the largest alumni network in the world reaching over 29000? #HamarayHeroes #AlumniNetworkPak #DASinKarachi #USPAK

Rally against Substance Use by Mian Afzal Trust Hospital, Gujranwala Pakistan

Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH) Gujranwala Pakistan in collaboration with Excise and Narcotics Control, Government of the Punjab Pakistan has arranged a rally against drug abuse in connection with international day against drug abuse . Sana Ullah Rathore, Chairman MATH/Director ISSUP Pakistan Chapter, Mr. Ashiq Hussain Shah, Director Excise, Taxation and Narcotics control Gujranwala Division, Mr Muhammad Javed leading the Walk/rally. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore said while addressing the rally that the purpose of the

ISSUP Kenya meet Austrian Ambassador

Many thanks to His Excellency Christian Fellner, Austrian Ambassador to Kenya for meeting the team from ISSUP Kenya at the Austrian Embassy Nairobi. It was an honour sharing  on Drug Demand Reduction (Kenya and Austria experience), this in preparation for ISSUP V conference in Vienna. Present: ISSUP Kenya President Evans Oloo, Executive members Dr. Richard Gakunju & Ms. Susan Ruturi  

Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director ISSUP Pakistan/UTC Trainer Participated in 2nd Coordination Meeting of UNODC Pakistan

Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director ISSUP Pakistan/UTC Trainer participated in the 2nd coordination meeting of UNODC. Mr. Amjad Javed Saleemi, Secretary Ministry of Narcotics Control, Officer Incharge UNODC Syed Arslan, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, Adviser HIV and DDR UNODC, National UTC trainers participated in the meeting. During the meeting different recommendations for future plans were discussed. Selection criteria of Training of Trainers were also addressed in the meeting.

Seminar On Substance Use Organized by Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH) Gujranwala Pakistan

A seminar on substance use was organized by Mian Afzal Trust Hospital, Gujranwala Pakistan in connection with the international day against drug abuse. The seminar was presided over by Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and Chairman Mian Afzal Trust Hospital, Gujranwala. Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz, President ISSUP Pakistan Chapter and Mr. Saqib Bhatti, AETO, Excise and Narcotics Control Department Gujranwala graced the occasion as chief guests. The ceremony started with recitation of

Training of Trainers on the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) in Pakistan

From 17 - 21 June 2019, UNODC trained a total of 16 trainers in Pakistan on the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) Course-5 which covers school-based interventions. The training of trainers (ToT) of UPC in Pakistan consists of 3 selected courses from the UPC coordinator series that includes an introduction, school, and media. The participants work for national educational institutes, NGOs, media agencies, federal or provincial governments related to drug use prevention in Pakistan. This project

Planning meeting for 4th ISSUP Workshop 

In November 2017 ISSUP Kenya and the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) hosted an exploratory planning team for the 4th ISSUP Workshop scheduled for Nairobi in December 2018. The visiting team was comprised of Mr. Alan Piracha from INL of the US State Department, Ms. Joanna Travis-Roberts, Executive Director of ISSUP Global and Ms. Jane-Marie Ongolo from the African Union.

Annual General Meeting, July 2018

ISSUP Kenya held its Annual General Meeting on 14th July 2018. The meeting brought together the membership and Executive Committee to review the past years activities and report on the plans for the next six months. The forum also inducted 17 new members and issued them with membership certificates. Officiating the meeting was the President Mr. Oloo. Other members present were Dr. Richard Gakunju who updated members on ISSUP Global activities, Dr Beatrice Kathungu and Dr.

Federal Government extends vacancies to host and care for people with substance use disorders

Number can exceed 28 thousand places per year

Ministry of Justice, Brasília, 09/10/18

President Michel Temer, followed by the Minister of Justice, Torquato Jardim, announced on Tuesday (October 9th) the expansion, in more than 50% of the number of vacancies paid by the Federal Government in therapeutic communities to receive people who need to move away from the environment in which the drug dependency was initiated and developed.

ISSUP Brazil finalizes the training of 70 multipliers of the Universal Prevention Curriculum

Professionals from all over Brazil met in Campos do Jordão, from September 17 to 21, 2018, for the second stage of the training of multipliers of the Universal Prevention Curriculum. There were 70 professionals linked to universities, public services in the areas of health, education, justice, security, social, as well as professionals and others related to the third sector, which were divided into 3 courses: SCHOOL-BASED PREVENTION, FAMILY-BASED PREVENTION and PREVENTION BASED ON THE MEDIA.

5th Freemind International Congress brings together 1,500 people in Campos do Jordão

Consolidated as one of the largest drug addiction events in the world, the 5th Freemind International Congress gathered around 1,500 people between September 19-22, 2018. Important experts from Brazil and the world in drug prevention, treatment and recovery, participated in lectures and panels of enriching content, were 10 international and 70 national speakers.

ISSUP Brazil Launch

ISSUP Brazil

ISSUP Brazil was formally launched at the 5th Freemind International Congress that took place in São Paulo, Brazil from September 19 to 22, 2018. Around 1500 national and international experts in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery participated in lectures and panel discussions.

ISSUP South Africa Launch

ISSUP South Africa was launched on September 5th, 2018 to encourage the collaboration of research and updates on best practice within the field of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery within South Africa. As well as creating a central point for professionals to share information, the development of a National Chapter promotes communication opportunities with other National Chapters and their members throughout the world.

Formation of ISSUP India

The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) is a global, not for profit, non-government organisation to support the development of a professional prevention and treatment network. It serves as a focal point for information about substance use prevention and treatment.

ISSUP Nigeria Lauch Event

The formal launch of ISSUP Nigeria Chapter is scheduled for 17th of October, 2019 at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.

The establishment of ISSUP Nigeria was progressed through relationships with ISSUP Global and attendance at their Global Conferences:

Members attended:

  • Campinas, Brazil 2016 – 1
  • Cancun, Mexico 2017 – 1
  • Nairobi, Kenya 2018 – 32