National Chapters

ISSUP is establishing National Chapters around the World to encourage access to ISSUP, its work and mission, internationally, nationally and locally.

National Chapters will enable development and sharing among an international family and create a network that will focus on promoting an evidence-based and appropriate approach to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery relevant to different cultures and environments. It will facilitate the establishment of substance use professionals providing high quality, ethical policy and practice that can be shared nationally and internationally.

The current plan is to establish up to 10 National Chapters during 2018. This first phase of National Chapter establishment is planned for the following countries:

ISSUP National Chapters will operate at a national level as an independent ISSUP organisation or through the operation of an already established host organisation.

Each National Chapter will operate in accordance ISSUP’s National Chapter Guidelines and in accordance with an Agreement signed by the National Chapter and (Global) ISSUP.

Each National Chapter will focus on building a national membership of ISSUP with its focus on promoting and supporting evidence-based, high quality, ethical policy and practice in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery.

Anyone interested in establishing an ISSUP National Chapter will need to make a formal application and meet the criteria for becoming a National Chapter outlined in the National Chapter Guidelines.

For further details about establishing an ISSUP National Chapter please email nationalchapter [at] issup [dot] net.