Drug Demand Reduction

Call for Global Trainers

The International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announce the formation of a pool of Global Trainers with the support of the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). DDR Trainer Development Objectives: Build training skills, based on adult learning theory, for current DDR experts/ trainers around the world. Ensure a consistent level of substantive DDR knowledge across the spectrum

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The 26th of June marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking . First observed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, the day is "an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse." The theme for the day is " Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and

European Drug Report 2018

Published by
European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction
Publication Date

The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has released their latest European Drugs report. 

Covering 30 European countries the report explores drug trends, developments in prevention and treatment, public health issues, supply and drug policy. 

Available in 24 languages the report is free to download from the EMCDDA website: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/edr2018

ISSUP Takes Part in the African Union Continental Consultation on Drug Demand Reduction

The African Union Continental Consultation on Drug Demand Reduction organised by the African Union took place in Tunisia from 1-3 November. ISSUP was invited to attend and contribute to the meeting through Jeff Lee, ISSUP’s Senior Consultant and former Executive Director. The meeting was attended by representatives of 80% of African Union member countries, predominantly government personnel. During the meeting the countries provided feedback on their work and developments in the demand reduction field and

XVIII Meeting of the CICAD Demand Reduction Expert Group

Santiago, Chile,

The meeting will address, among other issues, recommendations for the implementation of specific policies for drug use prevention and treatment, with emphasis on trauma treatment, and selective and indicated prevention in adolescent at risk and social vulrnerability and treatment outcome indicators.