Membership

Benefits

ISSUP Ukraine provides a forum for professionals in the field of substance use prevention, treatment, recovery support and research, and the opportunity to interact, collaborate and establish partnerships. It is a forum to share the latest information, trends and research opportunities in relation to substance use and the promotion of evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions among its members. The Chapter will also provide training and credentialing opportunities, events and programs for members at the state, national, regional and international levels. Joining the Ukrainian Chapter of ISSUP means a high level of interest in the latest information and opportunities in substance use, prevention, treatment, recovery support, research and its related problems. 

Specific membership benefits include the following:

  1. Being signed up to a code of ethics which demonstrates professionalism
  2. Ability to demonstrate membership within a professional field of work
  3. Playing a part in strengthening the profession and the cause of evidence-based practice
  4. Invitations to attend the annual and other ISSUP events with member benefits
  5. Receive letter of attestation/recommendation from the National Chapter to ISSUP global or other international associations affiliated to ISSUP
  6. Use the ISSUP logo as part of members’ CV/professional profile
  7. Access to news of relevant job and other professional opportunities
  8. Opportunity to network with other professionals in the field in Ukraine and globally
  9. Certificate of membership reflecting status of membership
  10. Technical support and capacity building to enhance members’ work on substance use prevention, treatment, recovery support and research, for effective and efficient service delivery

Membership of ISSUP Ukraine Chapter shall be with a minimum academic qualification of national diploma or equivalent in relevant fields of study. Non diploma holders may be admitted into ISSUP Ukraine membership with approval by the Executive Council. Persons with non relevant academic qualifications may be admitted by the Executive Council if such persons have acquired experience in the field. Students studying relevant courses in higher institutions of learning may also be admitted as student members after submitting their application.

Membership Categories

There are 4 categories of membership. These will be reviewed periodically by the Executive Council.

Criteria for 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

Criteria for 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

Criteria for 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
  • Students undertaking relevant training/courses in higher institutions might also be admitted as student members after submitting their application
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

Criteria for ‘Drug Demand Reduction’ Professional Member

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

    Apply to join ISSUP Ukraine