Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones

La Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones (RIIAD), editada por Centros de Integración Juvenil A.C., tiene el propósito de desarrollar una plataforma para la publicación semestral bilingüe (español e inglés) de hallazgos científicos provenientes de la investigación de temas asociados con el consumo de sustancias de abuso, conductas adictivas y trastornos relacionados, así como con el tratamiento, prevención y políticas públicas en la materia.

El alcance de la RIIAD contempla investigaciones médicas, psicológicas, sociales y de neurociencias acerca de consumo de sustancias y temas relacionados, presentadas bajo la modalidad de artículos orignales y de revisión, reportes breves de investigación, así como reflexiones y experiencias, evaluadas bajo la modalidad de doble ciego.

Los Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C., se complacen en informarle que el número más reciente de la Revista Internacional de Investigación de Adicciones (RIIAD) acaba de ser publicado

ISSUP Mexico Hosts Prevention Panel

‪Just one day after its official launch, ISSUP Mexico in collaboration with ISSUP Global and CICAD held a prevention panel for drug demand reduction professionals at Centros de Integración Juvenil - CIJ’s main office in Mexico City.

Over 30 CIJ staff from different regions in Mexico participated in the panel and shared their experience in the drug demand reduction field throughout Mexico. The meeting was opened by CIJ's General Director, Carmen Fernández Cáceres. ISSUP's Deputy Director, Livia Edegger, presented on ISSUP's work and activities alongside CICAD's Andrea Escobar who presented on CIDAD's role in the region.

The panel consisted of three prevention experts who addressed a wide variety of topics in the prevention field. Dr. William Crano from Claremont Graduate University provided a broad overview of media prevention campaigns and highlighted the elements of successful and effective media prevention initiatives. For more than 50 years, Dr. Crano has been publishing in academic journals, encyclopedias, and books on the effects of drugs and disease on communities at large. 

Dr. Kris Bosworth from the University of Arizona presented on the importance of school-based prevention initiatives.Dr. Bosworth teaches courses in school climate, the administration of prevention programmes, and educational change.

Dr. Flavio Marsiglia from Arizona State University presented on the successful implementation of school-based prevention programmes in the US, Uruguay and Mexico. Dr. Marsiglia has developed and tested culturally grounded interventions to prevent substance abuse especially among Latino and other minority populations of the American Southwest, including the school-based “keepin’it REAL” substance-abuse model prevention programme.

ISSUP would like to thank and congratulate our local and regional partners CIJ and CICAD for a successful first ISSUP Mexico event. 

Prevention Panel

ISSUP Mexico Launch at CIJ Congress

Over 5,500 people joined us earlier this month for the launch of ISSUP Mexico during the 20th International Congress and 50th Anniversary Celebration of Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ) in Mexico City. The Congress was inaugurated by the President of Mexico, Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the Central Courtyard of the National Palace, where he congratulated CIJ for the exceptional work they have been carrying out throughout Mexico for over 50 years. He also highlighted the importance of the collaboration between the government and civil society in the development of the National Strategy for prevention of substance use disorders called “Together for Peace”.

Livia Edegger, Deputy Director of ISSUP, Carmen Fernández Cáceres, General Director of CIJ, and Andrea Escobar, Program Officer at the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission - Organization of American States (CICAD/OAS) were joined by over 5,500 people from more than 20 countries in the celebrations of the ISSUP Mexico launch. 

The two-day Congress brought together experts and stakeholders from a wide range of fields to present, meet and exchange experiences, evidence and views on the latest research, policy and practice relating to substance use prevention and treatment. The Congress allowed participants to share and transfer experiences across several fields and geographical regions and promoted collaboration. Plenary speakers included experts in various aspects of drug demand reduction including Patrick Ventrell, Director of Western Hemisphere Programs, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S Department of State, Thom Browne, Colombo Plan Secretariat, and Jimena Kalawski, Head of Demand Reduction, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission - Organization of American States (CICAD/OAS). 

ISSUP Mexico aims to actively promote the creation of both national and international networks, facilitate the exchange of evidence-based, high-quality and ethical research and practices, as well as strengthen the professionalisation of healthcare professionals working in the area of ​​drug demand reduction. Click here to learn more about the Chapter.

ISSUP Mexico launch